The National Labor Relations Board has told a federal appeals court that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling validating class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements did not end a case challenging pacts signed by Hobby Lobby Stores Inc employees.
The board in a filing on Tuesday asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to remand Hobby Lobby’s appeal of its 2016 decision that said the Oklahoma-based craft store chain’s arbitration agreements were unenforceable. The NLRB said it should have a chance to consider additional arguments by a group of the retailer’s employees who challenged agreements they had signed with Hobby Lobby at the board after a wage-and-hour lawsuit against the company was sent to arbitration.
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