Epic Systems v. Lewis

October 16, 2017

What if your employer e-mailed you with this deal: If you want to work here, you must agree that any disputes about wages will be decided outside of court in arbitration.  And you have to bring your action alone – no class arbitrations or other group actions.  Click here to agree.  Can employers do this?  We’re about to find out.  The US Supreme Court is deciding Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and heard oral arguments from both sides in October 2017.  This radio commentary previews the Supreme Court case and its implications for freedom of contract, fair bargaining power, and how much we value access to the public courts.