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Supreme Court Rules That Arbitration Agreement in Collective Bargaining Agreement is Enforceable

Published by on April 2, 2009

In 14 Penn Plaza, LLC v. Pyett, the U.S. Supreme Court held yesterday that “[a] provision in a collective-bargaining agreement that clearly and unmistakably requires union members to arbitrate ADEA claims is enforceable as a matter of federal law.”  A copy of the opinion can be found here.  More after the break. The immediate impact […]

In 14 Penn Plaza, LLC v. Pyett, the U.S. Supreme Court held yesterday that “[a] provision in a collective-bargaining agreement that clearly and unmistakably requires union members to arbitrate ADEA claims is enforceable as a matter of federal law.”  A copy of the opinion can be found here.  More after the break.

The immediate impact of the decision is probably limit to workforces with a union collective bargaining agreement.  As Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer notes in a post here, the decision may end up having an impact on pending legislation in Congress, including the “Employee Free Choice Act” and the “Arbitration Fairness Act.”

The Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog also has a post here.

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