Employment Arbitration Agreements: A Practical Guide is the one source that will immediately enable you to:
- Be confident that your employment arbitration agreements are valid and enforceable in all states
- Stay fully apprised of ever-changing laws and critical issues regarding employment arbitrations
- Keep your existing arbitration agreements current and compliant before any issues arise
For many employers, class actions are a major concern, with the potential to escalate issues and damages. This unique resource provides the proper guidance with in-depth analysis of class arbitrations and arbitral class action waiver clauses.
Plus, Employment Arbitration Agreements includes numerous sample agreements and several 50-state surveys. These one-of-a-kind features are helpful to you not only in developing an ADR program that will be legally compliant in multiple states, but also in implementing agreements across different jurisdictions.
Different states have different rules for how contracts are formed and enforced. Employment Arbitration Agreements keeps you covered by providing a single source that lets you compare - and stay in compliance with - requirements on a state-by-state basis.
Employment Arbitration Agreements helps you:
- Implement enforceable arbitration agreements in all 50 states
- Save time, money and effort by drafting agreements that are less likely to be litigated
- Keep your current employment arbitration agreements in full compliance
- Successfully manage employment disputes
- And more
Employment Arbitration Agreements delivers:
- 50-state surveys - to help you ensure that all rules, regulations and standards are being met
- Sample agreements - to save you time and enable you to reduce the risk of litigation
- Reliable tips on modifying current agreements - to keep you in complete compliance
- Extensive coverage of class actions - to help you manage risk and minimize costly disputes
- Insights into the best in-house dispute resolution procedures - to ensure you act with confidence when disputes arise
- And much more!
Employment Arbitration Agreements has been updated to include:
- Several new surveys that address issues left open by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hall Street Associates v. Mattel, Inc. including:
- 50 State Survey - including relevant state statutes and case law regarding grounds for vacating an award, state court's application of "manifest disregard" standard, and whether parties can agree to contractually expand judicial review of arbitration awards
- Federal Court Survey - regarding whether, under the FAA, federal courts after Hall Street can still apply the court-created "manifest disregard of the law"’ standard to judicial review of arbitrator's awards
- Updated discussion of changes to state arbitration statutes, including new and proposed legislation
- Further definition and delineation of those state arbitration statutes that do not apply to pre-dispute employment-related arbitration agreements
- New court decisions regarding e-mail distribution of arbitration agreements
- Explanation of trend towardsprovider's (AAA) "opt out" class action procedures v. Fair Labor Standard Act's "opt-in" procedure
- New court rulings regarding mutual assent and non-English-speaking employees
- A summary of Franco v. Athens Disposal Co., a California Court of Appeal decision finding that a private attorney general waiver in an arbitration agreement unconscionable since the waiver precluded the employee from seeking civil penalties on behalf of current and former employees
- Revisions to sample arbitration agreements with specific language options to address the issues brought about by recent decisions - the Supreme Court's Hall Street decision and California Appeal Court decision in Franco
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