This past Friday Alex Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against Major League Baseball and the players’ union over his 2014 season-long suspension — the longest in MLB history for performance-enhancing drugs — thereby accepting the award of an arbitrator under the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.  MLB and the union issued statements welcoming the development.  The New

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that held an employer violated its workers’ rights by requiring them, as a condition of employment, to agree to resolve all employment-related disputes individually through arbitration. D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 12-60031 (5th Cir. Dec. 3, 2013). The

Requiring individual employees as a condition of employment to sign arbitration agreements waiving their right to bring joint, class or collective actions, both in arbitration and in the courts, violates federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Board has held.  The National Labor Relations Act, the Board said, confers on employees the right to pursue