• Arbitration Revisited: Are your Employment Arbitration Agreements Safe from Scrutiny in California Courts?
  • July 3, 2013 | Author: Marie Burke Kenny
  • Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - San Diego Office
  • Following conventional wisdom, many California employers have adopted the practice of requiring their employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. For such employers, the advantages of arbitration include (1) reduced publicity because arbitration is closed to the public and the press; (2) less exposure to punitive damages or runaway verdicts (juries tend to be more emotional and oftentimes award larger, punitive verdicts than do arbitrators); (3) more expeditious and streamlined discovery; (4) speedier resolution of the litigation as compared with the economically-challenged and overburdened court system; (5) ability to select an arbitrator with employment expertise; and (6) protection from potential class actions.