ATLANTA – May 21, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that employment arbitration agreements with class action waivers are valid under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision paves the way for employers to enter into agreements with their employees to arbitrate any dispute on an individual basis. In response, Ogletree Deakins today launched Ogletree Deakins DIY Arbitration Agreements, an automated tool that quickly prepares custom arbitration agreements with class action waivers based on employers’ requirements and preferences.
Ogletree Deakins DIY Arbitration Agreements walks employers through a series of questions and requests for relevant data and automatically generates an agreement based on the employer’s responses. The customized agreement is available for instant download in Microsoft Word format and PDF. Ogletree Deakins attorneys from the firm’s Arbitration & ADR Practice Group are available to assist employers during the production and implementation of the agreement.
“Ogletree Deakins developed the DIY Arbitration Agreements tool to help clients seamlessly and cost-effectively build customized arbitration agreements,” said Ron Chapman, a shareholder in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins and the lead counsel in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. “We continue to hear from clients that law firms must innovate. DIY Arbitration Agreements answers this call and reflects the tenet in our Client Pledge to harness technology and innovation to serve our clients’ interests.”
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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com