mandatory arbitration, employment law, Federal Arbitration Act, National Labor Relations Act, class action
Christopher Steele and Brendan Leveron were employees at a private
maintenance company named Pinnacle. Both Steele and Leveron
reported that Pinnacle allegedly forced them to work overtime without
just compensation—an allegation that, if proven valid, would
violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and California state law. They
also claimed that Pinnacle was guilty of unfair business practices,
retaliation and whistleblowing violations, and a failure to account.
Soon after Steele and Leveron filed these allegations, they discovered
that their predicament was not unique across the firm. In 2012,
they decided to represent their fellow employees in a class-action suit
which so that they could share the costs of hiring a lawyer, paying
court fees, and gathering evidence.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Realigning Federal Statutes: Contradictions Between the Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 34
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol34/iss1/15