Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Harriet E. Cooperman

An examination of the standards for enforcing an employee’s waiver of the right to judicial resolution of employment disputes (in favor of arbitration). The validity of arbitration agreements under state law (as unconscionable or lacking consideration) is discussed, as is whether various terms of the agreement are fair (e.g., the right of unilateral amendment, allocation of costs, neutrality of the arbitrators, and remedies). Plan components are suggested.