The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Employee Arbitration Agreements

Stuart Kane partner Shane Criqui published the article “The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Employee Arbitration Agreements” in the December 4, 2017 issue of the Orange County Business Journal.

“The most obvious benefit of arbitration is that it allows an employer to avoid the cost and uncertainty of a jury trial. There is no jury in arbitration. Instead, a neutral (generally a retired judge or an experienced attorney) is the fact finder. The absence of a jury is so attractive that many employers want their employees to execute arbitration agreements as a condition of employment simply to gain this benefit. In California, it is perfectly legal for employers to make execution of an arbitration agreement a condition of employment.”

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