Monday, September 11, 2017

AAJ Files Amicus Brief in Major Supreme Court Labor Case

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney with more than two decades of experience, Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves as partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. A committed advocate for victims’ rights and equal protection for all under the law, attorney Kathy Love maintains membership with the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Last August, the AAJ weighed in on a pivotal labor case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could shape organization rights for employees for decades to come. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is defending an appeal of a decision against Murphy Oil USA, Inc., in which the NLRB originally determined that companies cannot use mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts to prevent employees from seeking legal remedy when their labor and/or civil rights are violated in the workplace. 

In an amicus brief filed in the case, the AAJ said that Murphy’s stance of forced arbitration is a threat to labor rights. It urged the court to rule in accordance with the precedent that has been on the books for years which gives federal agencies such as the NLRB the power to handle arbitration and labor disputes, rather than outside parties that corporations would seek to use to their own benefit.