New #MeToo Arbitration Law to Be Cited in Push for Broader Bill

Friday, March 11, 2022

Aaron Holt was quoted in SHRM discussing the latest with the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. Pro-worker organizations that oppose arbitration say that Republicans that supported the #MeToo law and don’t support the FAIR Act have a tough position to defend, given that the outcome of arbitration proceedings is so heavily weighted in favor of employers. Those in favor of pre-dispute arbitration agreements say the chasm between the two bills is too vast to even compare them. There is a carve-out for pre-dispute arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements in the bill. And neither law would ban arbitration outright—it would just have to be agreed to by both parties after a dispute has occurred, said Aaron.

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