We recently reported that the Senate passed a #MeToo bill that banned the use of mandatory arbitration agreements for sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. This bill was signed into law by President Biden on March 3, 2022. On March 17, 2022, the House took it a step further and voted 222-209 to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 963).
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Ever wonder if you can require an employee to split the costs of mandatory arbitration? The Sixth Circuit reinforced its 2003 en banc decision that allows for cost-splitting provisions in arbitration awards in the decision it issued Tuesday in the case of Mazera v. Varsity Ford Services, LLC et al. Of course, the court’s decision is not simply an affirmation that cost-splitting provisions are okay–rather, it is an affirmation that the validity of these provisions must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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