No. 13-16599.

834 F.3d 975 (2016)

Stephen MORRIS; Kelly McDaniel, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. ERNST & YOUNG, LLP; Ernst & Young U.S., LLP, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed August 22, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Max Folkenflik (argued), Folkenflik & McGerity, New York, New York; H. Tim Hoffman , H. Tim Hoffman Law, Oakland, California; Ross L. Libenson , Libenson Law, Oakland, California; for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Rex S. Heinke (argued) and Gregory W. Knopp , Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Los Angeles, California; Daniel L. Nash , Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington, D.C.; for Defendants-Appellees.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr. , General Counsel; Jennifer Abruzzo , Deputy General Counsel; John H. Ferguson , Associate General Counsel; Linda Dreeben , Nancy E. Kessler Platt and Meredith L. Jason , Deputy Assistant General Counsel; Kira Dellinger Vol , Supervisory Attorney; Paul L. Thomas , Attorney; National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.; for Amicus Curiae National Labor Relations Board.

Before: Sidney R. Thomas, Chief Judge and Sandra S. Ikuta and Andrew D. Hurwitz, Circuit Judges.


In this case, we consider whether an employer violates the National Labor Relations Act by requiring employees to sign an agreement precluding them from bringing, in any forum, a concerted legal claim regarding wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment. We conclude that it does, and vacate the order...


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