Burr's Bryance Metheny Published in Practical Lawyer

    February 19, 2013

    The Practical Lawyer published an article in its February 2013 issue by Birmingham-based partner Bryance Metheny. Titled "Class Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements."

    The piece warns against employers' potential risks stemming from inconsistent rulings on class waivers in arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion serves as the basis for Metheny's article and concludes that class relief provisions in arbitration agreements are "inappropriate." However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finds that class waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). While most court cases have favored the Concepcion ruling, employers must work with their legal counsel to weigh whether and how to include class waivers in employee handbooks and arbitration agreements. Metheny warns that there is "a lot to gain from crafting an agreement correctly, and a lot to lose if it is wrong."




    Legal Disclaimer:
    No representation is made that the quality of services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

    Featured Attorneys

    send article

    TESTIMONIALS

    • “He is quick to respond and practical, and the advice he gives is always to the point."

      -Chambers 2012

    • "The Burr & Forman Creditor's Rights group is top notch and definitely should be ranked with the nation's best lawyers. They are responsive, timely, very knowledgeable, resourceful, and helpful. They fight for their clients while offering alternative strategies that may be less expensive. That being said, they will "go to the mat" if necessary and do so in a prudent well prepared manner."

      -Best Lawyers 2012

    • “An outstanding lawyer…"

      -Chambers 2012

    • “John Kavanagh and Ed Bowron did an excellent job."

      -Chambers 2012

    • “I think a lot of him. He is reasonable and logical. He is very good at getting the deal done and doing so in a collaborative way as opposed to adversarial. I always refer to him and believe he will take care of the client.”

      -Chambers 2012