In a previous entry I addressed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’  recent ruling making arbitration awards virtually impossible to appeal in Citigroup Global Markets Inc. v. Bacon

A few weeks later, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an arbitration agreement that required employees who were parties to a collective bargaining agreement to arbitrate

                                        

Employers use arbitration clauses to encompass a myriad of claims that might be asserted by departing employees.  In a recent opinion from the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted an employer’s motion to compel arbitration claims asserted by six employees for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Surprisingly, the