NAM MODIFIES EMPLOYMENT RULES & PROCEDURES RELATING TO CLASS ACTIONS

Rule 11(f)(iii) in NAM’s Employment Rules has been modified to account for class actions in the Arbitration of employment claims. As of May 1, 2009, Class Action Arbitrations will be administered by NAM if the Arbitration agreement either allows for it or is silent with respect to Class Action Arbitration.

NAM will not administer a Class Action Arbitration if prohibited by: (1) the underlying Arbitration agreement, (2) court order, or (3) applicable law, unless a court orders the matter to Arbitration as a class action.