U.S. Supreme Court takes action on mandatory arbitration issues

June 29, 2001

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The United States Supreme Court has given the green light to predispute, mandatory arbitration agreements in the employment setting.
 
A landmark ruling March 21 allows employers to require employees, as a condition of employment, to agree that they will submit all employment disputes, including discrimination claims under state or federal law, to binding arbitration before an arbitrator, rather than a judge or jury in a court of law.
 
The decision also should offer comfort to employers with nationwide or regional operations in several states, because the Federal Arbitration Act, which the new ruling interprets, preempts a host of state laws containing anti-arbitration provisions.
 
Please view the full article on Houston Business Journal's web site.

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