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Arbitration Agreements and Employer/Employee Disputes

HRM 510 Employment Business Law for Human Resources

Week 1 Discussion 1:
1.) Now that you know something about arbitration agreements and their enforceability, would you advise an employer to use these agreements? Why and why not?

Week 1 Discussion 2:
1.) Do you think most employees who take legal action against their employers have valid claims or are they looking to "get something for nothing?" What is the basis for your opinion?

Please note these are discussion questions not assignments, also please add references.

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1.) Now that you know something about arbitration agreements and their enforceability, would you advise an employer to use these agreements? Why and why not?

One would advise an employer to use these agreements because it is legal and binding as with any legal dispute. For example, if the case went to court, a jury and a judge are present in order to decipher the case and the outcome of it. This is an agreement that would save both parties much time and money. In fact, most employers prefer to settle outside of a courtroom anyways because they know that if this did happen that they would get unwanted public attention, which could cause them to lose business. As an HR representative, this is the best logical way to handle a problem ...

Solution Summary

This solution discussed arbitration agreements, and the motives of employees on whether or not they want something when taking their employers to court.

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