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What Is Arbitration?

Arbitration is the adjudication of a claim which is less formal than litigation in court. It is a streamlined legal procedure. The arbitrator is usually an individual or a tribunal selected by the parties involved or by a neutral party. Arbitration is, most often used for the resolution of disputes between businesses or between a business and its customers.

Unlike mediation, an impartial, knowledgeable third party is empowered to make decisions during the proceedings. During a mediation, the mediator has no authority to issue binding decisions. Arbitration is also sometimes used to scare debtors into paying up. And it is also commonly used in labor relations to resolve grievances.

The Employee Free Choice Act allows the use of arbitration to create a contract when the parties cannot do so themselves. Arbitration is often encouraged over traditional court litigation because arbitration generally results in faster resolution and usually is less expensive than litigation. In addition, arbitration results are private and can only be made public with the consent of the parties involved. Arbitration is well-established and widely used. It is one of several types of alternative dispute resolution.


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Slate Magazine The Epic Systems v. Lewis mandatory arbitration ruling was awful Slate Magazine The Supreme Court held on Monday that lower courts must enforce individual arbitration clauses in employment contractsa ruling that effectively allows The Supreme Court Favors Forced Arbitration at the Expense of Workers39 RightsACLU blog What You Should Know About the Supreme Court Arbitration Ruling that Ruth Bader Ginsburg Called 39Egregiously Glamour Supreme Court says employers can force workers to use arbitration: 7 things to knowBeckeraposs Hospital Review Fairfield Daily Republic New York Daily News The National Law Review Supreme Court all 62 news articles raquo

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ABC News Uber39s new rules on arbitration for sex related claims face 1st test ABC News A former employee is suing Uber less than a week after the company announced it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers, drivers or employees who come forward with claims of sexual harassment or assault. The lawsuit, filed by Uber39s New Rules on Arbitration for Sex Related Claims Face First TestWall Street Journal Uber gets hit with first lawsuit since it dropped forced arbitrationFast Company Uber is getting rid of its forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment Susan Fowler all 43 news articles raquo

Supreme Court In Epic Systems Case: Employers Can Enforce Arbitration Agreeme... Supreme Court in Epic Systems case: Employers can enforce arbitration agreements with workers With the court39s five conservative members in the majority, the justices held that individual employees can be forced to use arbitration, not the courts, to air complaints about wages and overtime. Four dissenting liberal justices said the decision Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Arbitration Contracts Barring Class ActionsNew York Times Supreme Court Rules Against Workers In Arbitration CaseWIRED How The Supreme Court39s Arbitration Decision Will Affect YouRefinery29 Politico Cato Institute blog Insurance Journal Supreme Court all 259 news articles raquo

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Bloomberg Pay Hungry Uber Drivers Hobbled by High Court Arbitration Ruling Bloomberg Monday39s ruling by the high court that employers can enforce arbitration agreements signed by workers, even if those accords bar group claims, didn39t directly address the Uber fight. But it39s bad news for the Uber drivers, said Charlotte Garden, a

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