From Reuters: “Ernst & Young LLP cannot require its employees to give up their rights to pursue work-related claims together, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, giving a major boost to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s campaign against so-called class action waivers. Companies have increasingly included provisions in employment contracts forcing workers to … Continue reading Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in Rejecting Employment Class Action Waivers under the NLRA
The ABA sponsors and runs two ADR-related student competitions – the Arbitration Competition and the Negotiation Competition. These competition teams are a terrific way to provide skills training to students and for them to learn by doing. Coaching these teams has made me a much better classroom teacher. The Arbitration Competition simulates a realistic arbitration … Continue reading ABA Arbitration and Negotiation Competitions — Sign up today!
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Community Relations Service (CRS) is seeking to hire highly qualified Regional Directors for various Regional Offices. CRS has responsibility for assisting state and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial … Continue reading Department of Justice Community Relations Service is hiring!
Months ago I started a series of posts about Moritz’s newly-launched Divided Community Project (part 1; part 2) (some versions of Internet Explorer have trouble with this website–the project is working out the kinks). The Project aims to strengthen community efforts to transform division into action and focuses on how communities can respond constructively to … Continue reading Grande Lum Joins Moritz’s Divided Community Project as Director–Website Launched
You have probably all heard this by now, but, just in case you didn’t, the Second Circuit upheld the arbitrator’s four game suspension of Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal. The majority emphasized the importance of deferring to the arbitrator’s decision and that the arbitrator has broad discretion on both the substance of the decision … Continue reading Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit
Theodore St. Antoine, the James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan, will deliver the 2016 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution. Professor St. Antoine’s lecture will take place on April 5 at 12:10 in Saxbe Auditorium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The Moritz Program … Continue reading Theodore St. Antoine to Deliver 2016 Schwartz Lecture at OSU’s Moritz College of Law on April 5
Last week I announced the Divided Community Project housed at OSU’s Moritz College of Law. Today—in the second of three posts—I wanted to share the Project’s first publications. Key Considerations for Community Leaders Facing Civil Unrest: Effective Problem-Solving Strategies That Have Been Used in Other Communities, provides background information and expertise for local community leaders … Continue reading Addressing Community Division and Civil Unrest – Divided Community Project Part 2
Interesting post by Rick Bales over at Workplace Prof Blog — Rick suggests that European countries may be ahead of the U.S. in development of dispute systems design because the EU countries did not allow the process of consumer arbitration to take hold. American companies, bolstered by Supreme Court rulings, are less innovative in dispute … Continue reading Are American Companies Less Innovative in DSD Because Consumer Arbitration is Permissible?