The Beginning of the End for Employment Arbitration?

A New Law Prevents Defense Contractors from Arbitrating Employment Disputes with Employees and Subcontractors On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. In this $63 billion spending measure is a provision, known as the “Franken Amendment” because it was originally introduced by Senator Al Franken […]

Court compels arbitration of FLSA claims

In this Fair Labor Standards Act case, Nizar Ghidon and his co-workers at sued their employer, a car dealership, in federal court, claiming they were denied minimum wages and suffered retaliation when they complained. The dealership moved to stay and compel arbitration based upon employment agreements with the plaintiffs that included arbitration clauses.  The employees […]