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Convergys Corp., v. NLRB

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eLABORate: Fifth Circuit Holds Employees Do Not Have a Right to Class Actions Under the NLRA

Phelps Dunbar LLP • August 17, 2017
In two recent rulings, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) “does not confer a substantive right to participate in class or collective action litigation.” Class or collective actions allow large groups of employees to collectively pursue similar employment-related lawsuits in court. Such actions are popular with the plaintiffs’ bar, and dreaded by employers because of the increased defense costs and potential liability from such litigation.