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An analysis and comparison of three arbitration opinions regarding personal grooming requirements and, in particular, hair-and-beard regulations promulgated by employers. Such regulations are not a matter of managerial discretion, but must meet the test of reasonableness. Valtin notes that arbitrators tend to apply old-fashioned analyses to workplace controversies involving the new morality and changed lifestyles.

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Although changing life styles have given rise to new disciplinary issues, those issues are generally adequately resolved by application of already established arbitration standards and principles. Novel questions that arise include whether employers may be obligated to lend assistance to employees’ rehabilitation efforts and to what extent arbitrators should indulge an employer’s liberal construction of …

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Noting that, given their average age, arbitrators constitute a community of ‘establishment neutrals,’ Cohen observes that decisions rendered in the arbitration of life style disputes nevertheless reflect both establishment and, arguably, anti-establishment outcomes. Drawing from a number of arbitration decisions involving life style disputes, including those cited by Valtin, Cohen concludes that arbitral commitment to …

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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the Chicago Area Tripartite Committee

A discussion of hearing procedures and the rules of evidence. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 110.]

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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the West Coast Tripartite Committee

Discussion of pre-hearing procedures, hearing procedures, and rules of evidence, with additional remarks regarding history and theory on these matters. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 214.]

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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the Pittsburgh Tripartite Committee

A discussion of hearing procedures and rules of evidence. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 263.]

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