• Anti-Arbitration Amendment for Federal Contractors Passes Senate
  • October 27, 2009
  • Law Firm: Proskauer Rose LLP - New York Office
  • On October 6, 2009, the U.S. Senate adopted an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill which will preclude any federal contractors receiving funding under the defense appropriation from requiring binding pre-dispute arbitration as a condition of employment...Since the House of Representatives did not include a similar provision in its bill, the issue will now be debated as the House and Senate conferees meet and hammer out the final language of 2010 Defense Appropriations legislation. It is likely that the Franken amendment will be included in the final bill. If this happens, it will mark the first time that Congress has moved to restrict binding arbitration in the employment arena.