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The company says SpaceX forced workers to sign illegal contracts

The company says SpaceX forced workers to sign illegal contracts

SpaceX, the rocket and satellite maker owned by businessman Elon Musk, has been accused by the U.S. Labor Department of forcing laid-off employees to sign illegal severance contracts. The complaint, filed Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Seattle regional office, comes as SpaceX already faces another action by the agency, resuming its lawsuit alleging violations of the agency's framework. The North American Constitution.

A new lawsuit alleges that SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, California, asked many employees to sign severance agreements with confidentiality and nondispute clauses that restricted them from exercising their rights under U.S. labor laws. A statement this Thursday. Such clauses are common in severance agreements, but the NLRB argues that such provisions should make it clear that employees cannot waive their rights to advocate for better working conditions or file complaints with the board.

The NLRB also says illegal contracts signed by SpaceX require employees to negotiate legal disputes instead of dismissing class action lawsuits against the company.

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