NAARB - Serving the U.S. and Canada Since 1947

Home » Archive

The Arbitration Fairness Act would invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements relating to employment issues (except for CBAs). Borrowing heavily from Charles Dickens, the authors contend that enactment of the AFA would…

Read more

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…

Read more

A common provision in standard form employment and consumer arbitration agreements restricts the claimant to bringing an individual action only. The case law governing the enforceability of class action waivers…

Read more

The authors assert that precluding class actions would undermine the private enforcement of important public policies, including nondiscriminationand consumer protection. If class actions are eliminated, economically unfeasible but socially necessary…

Read more

Employment law is witnessing a great upsurge in class action filings for wages and hours, for discrimination, and for other claims. Class action waivers can blunt, if not entirely eliminate,…

Read more

AAA/FMCS update: A view from the top

Reports from the appointing agencies, including caseload statistics, time and costs; litigation; training and other services offered; and trends

Read more