A new “Epic” measure in Congress aims to end arbitration of employment claims

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This week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-12) reintroduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, which Ms. Murray describes as legislation to end forced arbitration clauses and protect workers’ ability to pursue work-related claims in court.

If successful, the measure would undo the 2018 Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, where the Court concluded that the National Labor Relations Act does not override an agreement between a company and its worker to arbitrate employment-related claims on an individual, non-class basis.

Additionally, the bill would (1) prohibit pre-dispute

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