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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