• Employers Beware of Relying on Handbooks to Create Enforceable Arbitration or Other Agreements with Employees
  • October 30, 2015 | Authors: Dana A. Brady; Charles H. Kaplan; Galit Kierkut; David I. Rosen
  • Law Firms: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office ; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office ; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • Employers frequently distribute employee handbooks containing general policies and procedures to new employees. It is not uncommon for employee handbooks to include mandatory arbitration clauses, requiring employees to arbitrate employment-related disputes, rather than litigate them in court. Often arbitration clauses are attractive to employers because they can help them avoid the costly, time-consuming process of litigation in court.