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K&L Gates | USA | 25 Mar 2019
New Jersey's Latest METOO Law Goes Beyond Sexual Harassment
New Jersey recently joined a growing number of states limiting the use of non-disclosure agreements when settling claims of sexual harassment - and
DLA Piper | USA | 13 Feb 2019
Nondisclosure provisions and mandatory arbitration under fire in New Jersey
With nearly unanimous support in both chambers, the New Jersey legislature has passed Senate Bill 121, signaling the Garden State's intent to step
Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 8 Dec 2017
New Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Arbitration Agreements For Sex Discrimination Disputes - Is A Poorly Constructed Bill The Right Cure For The Disease?
Prior bills have attempted, unsuccessfully, to eliminate individual arbitration as a means to resolve employment disputes. Senator Al Franken
Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2016
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Issues Reminder of Power of Federal Arbitration Act
In the last generation, the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly promoted the policy under federal law in favor of arbitrating claims, including in the
Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2011
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds that arbitration clause does not preclude MCAD proceeding
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that an employee could file a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination ("MCAD"), despite that she was subject to a valid arbitration agreement that expressly covered claims of employment discrimination.
Locke Lord LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2010
New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses
By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws.
Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2010
U.S. Supreme Court upholds authority of arbitrator to rule on the validity of agreements to arbitrate
A divided U.S. Supreme Court decided on June 21, 2010 that when an arbitration agreement includes a provision that delegates to the arbitrator authority to determine whether the arbitration agreement itself is enforceable, it is the arbitrator and not a court that must decide the validity of that agreement as a whole.
Locke Lord LLP | USA | 4 Dec 2009
Arbitrability of statutory discrimination claims
Congress enacted the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1 et seq. (the “FAA”) in 1925 as a solution to the “costliness and delays of litigation,” but arbitration has other benefits as well, including keeping potentially embarrassing discrimination claims private.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 22 Sep 2009
Employees must arbitrate discrimination claims only if arbitration agreement states clear intention
In Warfield v. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that an employment contract purporting to waive or limit an employee’s rights under the Massachusetts anti-discrimination statute is enforceable only if the intent to do so is stated in “clear and unmistakable terms.”
Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2009
Supreme Judicial Court holds that doctor is not required to arbitrate discrimination claims
Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court held in Warfield v. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, that a broad arbitration clause in an employment agreement did not apply to discrimination claims under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B.