Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Thomas J. McDermott

Although changing life styles have given rise to new disciplinary issues, those issues are generally adequately resolved by application of already established arbitration standards and principles. Novel questions that arise include whether employers may be obligated to lend assistance to employees’ rehabilitation efforts and to what extent arbitrators should indulge an employer’s liberal construction of contract language in order that the language may be applied to situations not foreseen by the parties.