Employers should carefully evaluate their employment agreements with a focus on eliminating provisions that may be unlawful, given a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling. Specifically, DISH Network was ordered on April 13, 2017, to revise or rescind its employment agreements after the NLRB found the agreements contain provisions that violate federal labor law.
Should My Business Use an Arbitration Agreement for Employment Disputes?
A frequent question that employers have when it comes to employment contracts and policies is whether the company should use an arbitration procedure for resolving disputes.
While there is not a “right or wrong” answer to this question, I tend to recommend employers reconsider using arbitration for resolving employment disputes. Two important factors for recommending…
Opt-out Employee Arbitration Agreement Upheld But At What Cost?
Arbitration agreements are common in the employment relationship. And employers understand that normally an employee must sign such an agreement in order for it to be enforceable. But what happens if your company’s policy is to require employees to arbitrate a dispute unless the employee takes some action to opt-out of the employment arbitration agreement?…