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You Want a Piece of Pyett With That? III. Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about the practical implications of arbitrating statutory claims that arise in the workplace

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Arbitrating in the Fishbowl – Guppies or Sharks?How Arbitrators can Speak Publicly

A panel discussion. Canadian arbitrators face media attention because much of their arbitration is under statute, versus the arbitration of private contracts in the United States. But both face the media in public service cases. The panelists relate their experiences and offer their recommendations.

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Arbitrator Picher explores the the recent trend, in Canada, of the parties requesting that the arbitrator mediate their dispute. Having conducted an informal survey, he found that mediation was used over 50 percent of the time in Ontario, and at lower but nonetheless significant rates in other geographic areas.

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President Picher recounts the changing role of arbitrators in applying external law, culminating in the Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in 14 Penn Plaza v Pyett.

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Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Eligibility, Rules, and Process

An examination of the process of salary negotiation in the NHL, followed by a panel discussion comparing that process to Major League Baseball’s.

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