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The authors posit that arbitrators must not apply external law unless the parties have granted them the authority to do so, and that advocates should be circumspect in investing the arbitrator with such authority. The parties should also consider whether they want classwide claims heard by an arbitrator.

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Attorney Teitelbaum notes the infrequency with which statutory claims arise, and that CBAs often furnish the means for redress of matters also addressed by statute. The potential conflicts between seniority rights on the one hand, and Civil Rights statutres and Disabilities Rights statutes on the other are discussed. It is noted that the Supreme Court …

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Compulsory arbitration under the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act is described, and reservations about the process expressed by the author. The author recommends that, to speed the interest arbitration process, increase confidence in it, and produce decisions that are sound, mediation be discouraged, and a more rigorous application of evidentiary rules and procedures be followed.

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