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Arbitrator Rules Firing Over Text Messaging Scandal Justified
3/18/2016 12:02:15 PM
Description: An arbitrator recently provided a 12-page opinion concerning a case regarding the termination of a Bay City employee. The employee filed a complaint stating she believes she was wrongfully terminated after 11 years of employment after being accused


Democratic Senators Propose Law to Deal with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
2/21/2016 6:06:50 PM
Description: A new bill was recently introduced that, if passed, would limit a company’s ability to force consumers to settle grievances outside of court through arbitration. This practice has become increasingly popular for companies and they include


Lawsuit against Fiserv Will Move Forward
2/6/2016 12:04:24 PM
Description: A filing has been rejected in federal court that was filed by a financial services firm to dismiss a pending discrimination suit pending against it. The firm wanted the court to compel arbitration. The rejection occurs in the US District Court for


Senator Fights Back against Forced Arbitration
11/13/2015 6:33:19 PM
Description: US Senator Al Franken has once again called for limiting forced arbitration requirements when disputes arise between businesses, and their workers and customers. Franken spoke out again after the New York Times published information about contracts


Morgan Stanley’s Employee Arbitration Policy in Question
10/12/2015 10:39:48 PM
Description: Investment firm Morgan Stanley is facing a class action lawsuit that involves an unknown number of plaintiffs after accusations of racism were levied against the company. The suit claims compensation and career opportunities at the company’s


California Lawmakers Could Soon Prohibit Binding Arbitration as a Condition of Employment
9/15/2015 11:31:57 AM
Description: Binding arbitration is a part of many workplace contracts and employees agree to settle grievances through arbitration by accepting a position with a company that has this sort of policy. This could all be history for employers and employees in the


Restaurant Chain Accused of Violating Federal Law by Mandating Arbitration
9/15/2015 11:30:27 AM
Description: A federal judge recently refused to dismiss a claim filed against a restaurant chain over issues related to its mandatory arbitration requirement for job applicants. The claim was filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The attorney


Six Philadelphia Law Enforcement Officers Reinstated Following Arbitration
8/4/2015 4:15:26 PM
Description:   Six Philadelphia police officers who were acquitted of corruption charges by a federal jury were recently able to win reinstatement through arbitration. The resolution was announced recently by Philadelphia Mayor Nutter and details were


Cleveland Mayor Criticizes Arbitration’s Role in Police Discipline
3/9/2015 3:52:19 PM
Description: The Mayor of Cleveland, Frank Jackson, has been working to reform the Cleveland Police Department. He has taken steps to change the way police officers are trained and disciplined in the wake of a report released by the Department of Justice that


Executive Order Forbids Federal Contractors from Arbitrating Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights Complaints
8/12/2014 3:38:37 PM
Description: President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that bans any contractors bidding on federal contracts from requiring their employees to arbitrate complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination under civil rights laws.  The executive