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Attorney General Josh Stein Acts in Support of Employees’ Rights

Release date: 8/17/2017

(RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein today joined in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and several employees who are alleging violations of their legal rights.  In these three consolidated cases—Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, and Ernst & Young v. Morris—the Supreme Court will decide whether employers may force their employees, as a condition of employment, to sign arbitration agreements that bar them from joining together to pursue work-related claims on any collective or class basis.
 
“People have the right to join together to protect their state and federal employment rights under the law,” said Attorney General Stein. “Companies must not try to use mandatory arbitration agreements to prevent employees – especially those who are paid low wages – from protecting themselves. If something goes wrong in the workplace, people should have the right to their day in court.”
 
Attorney General Stein is joined in filing this brief by attorneys general from California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Virginia and Vermont. 

Contact:
Laura Brewer
(919) 716-6484

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