My colleague, Travis Stokes, prepared this blog on arbitration agreements. We often recommend that our clients use arbitration agreements with employees. You can avoid a jury and the process is quicker and streamlined. You can also stay out of the public eye.
California courts often try to limit the scope, value or effectiveness of arbitration agreements. In my opinion, courts "create" an issue so that an employee can stay in the court system. This blog describes how one court prevented an employer from arguing that the employee's behavior constituted an acceptance of an arbitration agreement.
Recently, employees working for our clients have asserted claims, and filed complaints in court. Travis has been successful in removing those cases out of the courts and into arbitration. Arbitration agreements must be carefully drafted. Please, don't do it on your own. Call Travis!