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Alternative Dispute Resolution

The proliferation of employee lawsuits has led many employers to consider in-house programs for handling complaints and alternative means to resolve disputes without litigation.

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Jackson Lewis counsels employers on all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, from creating, designing and evaluating pre-dispute issue resolution procedures to training management, coordinating implementation and assessing effectiveness.

We advise employers on a variety of programs, including:

  • Internal mediation;
  • Ombudsman;
  • Peer review; and
  • Voluntary and/or mandatory arbitration.

When challenged by an employee or government agency, our attorneys have defended arbitration agreements and have represented employers at all levels of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

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August 13, 2019

New York Expands Harassment Laws, Protections of Religious Attire, Clothing, or Facial Hair

August 13, 2019

New York state has enacted sweeping new workplace harassment protections for employees, including lowering the standard for when harassment is actionable. It also has adopted new law prohibiting employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing, or facial hair. Workplace Sexual Harassment On August 12, 2019, Governor... Read More

July 9, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2018-2019

July 9, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June 2019 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class actions, arbitration, and administrative exhaustion and Title VII claims. Class Actions, Arbitration The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary,... Read More

July 8, 2019

Labor Board Revisits Arbitration Agreements after Supreme Court’s ‘Epic’ Decision

July 8, 2019

Arbitration agreements that could be reasonably construed to prohibit filing of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the NLRB has held. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley, LLC, 368 NLRB No. 10 (June 18, 2019). In so deciding, the NLRB... Read More

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May 22, 2018
90.5 WESA Pittsburgh NPR

James Prozzi Discusses SCOTUS Class Action Waiver Decision

May 22, 2018

James Prozzi discusses implications of the SCOTUS ruling regarding class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements in 90.5 WESA's "Divided Supreme Court Sides With Businesses Over Workers." Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

May 22, 2018
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Jake Schwartz Comments on Implications of Epic SCOTUS Decision

May 22, 2018

Jake Schwartz comments on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements in Bloomberg's "Supreme Court Warms Up ‘Thousands’ of Frozen Worker Claims." Subscription may be required to view article Read More