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Soon after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, the Ninth Circuit went the other way, instead siding with the NLRB’s approach and ruling that individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable under federal law. Other cases raising the same issue currently are pending before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court recently reinstated a lawsuit brought by an employee who alleged he was wrongly terminated for possessing a concealed weapon on company property.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans continue to be at odds over employment arbitration provisions that contain class and collective waivers.
Fifth Circuit: Rehabilitation Act allows discrimination suits against independent government contractors
In a case involving a San Antonio plaintiff, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that employees can sue independent government contractors for discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.