McGuireWoods labor and employment partner Gary Marshall was a guest on
Charlotte radio station ESPN 730’s “Inside the Lines” program May 6 to discuss
the ramifications of a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling on National Football
League employment disputes.
In a lawsuit brought by a former St. Louis Rams equipment manager, the court
invalidated a league requirement of submitting all employment disputes to
arbitration resolved by the NFL commissioner. Marshall noted that the court’s
narrow ruling doesn’t apply to the current collective bargaining agreement
between NFL players and owners.