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Ruling on class action waivers gives hoteliers options

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Hotel News Now
May 30, 2018

On May 30, 2018, Dana Kravetz was quoted in the Hotel News Now article, "Ruling on class action waivers gives hoteliers options." In the piece, Mr. Kravetz commented on how hospitality employers should handle employment arbitration agreements in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis, which confirmed the enforceability of class action waivers in such contracts. Among other things, he emphasized the importance of class action waivers being supported by adequate consideration. Likewise, Mr. Kravetz suggested that class action waiver provisions should be a part of freestanding agreements (and not buried in employment handbooks), and that a new hire should be given notice of a requisite arbitration agreement and class action waiver along with his/her offer letters.

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