Category Archives: Arbitration

Court Overrules NLRB and Holds That Labor Arbitration Decisions Are Entitled to Deference

by Ralph F. Abbott, Jr. For over 30 years, employers have been able to rely upon an arbitrator’s decision as final and binding under a doctrine known as the deferral doctrine.  That doctrine was threatened by a recent decision of … Continue reading

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Employee’s Agreement to Arbitrate and Waiver of Class Claims Upheld Once Again

by Marylou V. Fabbo The cost of wage violations can add up quickly in Massachusetts.  Class action lawsuits for wage and hour violations continue to be on the rise. With mandatory triple damages and an award of attorneys’ fees to … Continue reading

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Supervisor Mistakes Pave the Way for $3.7 Million Verdict

by John S. Gannon Caution: The following post may keep HR professionals awake at night.  Reader discretion is advised. The story (or better put, nightmare) begins with James Castelluccio, a former Vice President with IBM.  Castelluccio spent his entire professional … Continue reading

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Another Setback for the NLRB

by John S. Gannon About a month ago, a federal court of appeals located in Louisiana (one step below the U.S. Supreme Court) issued a decision cheered by employer groups as another major defeat for the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s Employment Law Docket

The Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term is well underway, and you may be wondering: will the court hear any important employment law cases that could have ramifications for me or my business?  The following is a summary of the Court’s employment-law-related … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Not OK with OK Supreme Court

The Oklahoma Supreme Court just found out that when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) says that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) reflects a national policy favoring arbitration, it really means it. On November 26, 2012, SCOTUS issued … Continue reading

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