Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of Employee Class Action Waivers
Recent ruling allows counsel to breathe a sigh of relief.
There have been years of ambiguity around the legality of employee class action waivers but in May 2018 SCOTUS issued an opinion that class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements are enforceable under the FAA. This white paper reviews this case and how this decision brought finality to a hotly debated issue.
Monique A. Hannam is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Hannam worked as an associate crown counsel for the Government of Jamaica, legal extern for the Office of the General Counsel at Meharry Medical College, and clerk for the Legal Aid Society of North Carolina.
After graduating from the University of the West Indies with an LL.B. in 2005, Ms. Hannam went on to earn her Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2007. In 2015, she earned her J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School and was awarded Order of the Coif. While at Vanderbilt, Ms. Hannam was an editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and member of the Disability Law Society.
Ms. Hannam is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana.
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