As consumer, employee and other groups carefully build momentum in Congress for changes in the nation's arbitration landscape and business groups just as carefully organize their opposition, a new empirical study reports a "disturbing trend" at the state level: state courts vacating many arbitration awards for employees, but not for employers. The study, focusing on federal and state court review of employment arbitral awards, reflects a sense of "snowballing futility for employees," says the author.
Study Shows State Courts Vacating Many Arbitration Awards for Employees, but Not for Employers
The National Law Journal
April 21, 2008