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A brief history of the arbitration of statutory claims arising under an employment relationship – employment arbitration – is given as background to the question: Is it socially desirable to permit employers to impose mandatory arbitration in disputes involving public rights? The logistical advantages of arbitration are described, as is the potential disadvantage of a …

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NAA President Kagel warns of the increasingly legalistic environment for labor arbitration caused by the spill-over of practices from the courts and from private commercial dispute resolution (including employment disputes). And he offers advise as to what arbitrators can do to slow the trend.

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The Revised Uniform Arbitration Act: Third leg of modern arbitration law

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 …

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A union perspective of the Supreme Court’s 2000-2001 term. The author notes that, in Green Tree and in Circuit City, the Court has imposed an arbitral forum for the resolution of statutory claims. Labor objects to the Court’s imposition of arbitration on unwilling parties, and predicts that it will lead to government regulation of arbitration. …

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