Haynes and Boone Wins Federal Labor and Employment Case for Pioneer Energy Services

10/06/2016

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP labor and employment lawyers has obtained a significant federal court victory for client Pioneer Energy Services Corp. in a challenge to the enforceability of an employee arbitration agreement.

San Antonio Partner Laura O’Donnell led the Haynes and Boone team, which included Austin Partner Adam Sencenbaugh and Dallas Associate Arrissa Meyer.

The decision stemmed from a collective action lawsuit filed by former employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  When the company moved to compel the dispute to arbitration, the plaintiffs argued that their arbitration agreements with the company were not enforceable.

The district court rejected the plaintiffs’ challenge to the enforceability of the arbitration agreements and dismissed their case with prejudice.

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