On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 into law. The name of the new law speaks for itself. Victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault at work that previously signed arbitration agreements can arbitrate their claims but don’t have to.
With the ink barely dry on this new #MeToo law, the House introduced a bill late last week called the “Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act of 2022” or the “FAIR Act of 2022.” Continue reading
If, like me, you’ve always wondered whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a 2019 amendment to New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) that prohibits the waiver of procedural and substantive rights under the LAD, try to remain calm. I’m about to blow the lid off this jawn.
(The rest of you can bug out and play Wordle.) Continue reading
Back in the Summer, during one of my rare deviations from blogging about COVID-19, I slipped in a post about a bipartisan effort in Congress to end the forced arbitration of sexual assault and sexual harassment claims.
Six months later, there are some real signs that this Bill will make it to President Biden’s desk for signature. So, if you have employees that have signed arbitration agreements, keep reading.
If your company makes its employees sign arbitration agreements, then this post is for you.
The rest of you can
get an early start on happy hour find something else to read while sipping your morning cup of coffee. Continue reading
Congratulations! You’ve made half-way through “Amy Coney Barrett Week” at The Employer Handbook. Well, technically, you won’t reach the midpoint until you get about 178 words into this 356-word-long post, but you get the idea.
So, how about we discuss the thrilling, compelling, edge-of-your-seat world of arbitration provisions? Continue reading