Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Stephen L. Hayford, Janet Hill, Weyman Johnson, Max Zimny

A description of the “mindset and methodology” employed by the drafters of the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, the essential elements and public policies underlying the Act, and the likely impact of the Act. An employee perspective on mandatory employment arbitration and the RUAA is given, including the importance of discovery and the awarding of attorneys fees, and an aversion to the summary disposition of claims. Employer and union perspectives are given, the latter being that the RUAA fits commercial, employment and statutory arbitration better than labor arbitration. The Union expresses its aversion to the awarding of attorneys fees unless specified in the CBA.