The Ever-changing Role of Arbitration Agreements in California


Instructor: Jacquiline M Wagner
Product ID: 705415
Training Level: Intermediate to Advanced

  • Duration: 60 Min
This webinar will discuss the “savings clause” provision in the Federal Arbitration Act and help you determine whether your arbitration agreement is sound under California law.
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Why Should You Attend:

Given the numerous advantages of arbitration over litigation, many employers choose to enter into what are known as “arbitration agreements” with their employees.

There exists a liberal federal policy favoring arbitration, but a particular provision in the Federal Arbitration Act- or the FAA- known as the “savings clause”- permits agreements to arbitrate to be invalidated. In recent years California state courts have aggressively employed the FAA’s “savings clause” to invalidate arbitration contracts between employers and their employees.

This course will help you determine whether arbitration is right for you and whether the arbitration clause in your employment agreement passes muster.

Learning Objectives:

  • The laws which authorize arbitration
  • What arbitration is
  • The different types of arbitration
  • The advantages and disadvantages of arbitration
  • The sort of issues that can be the subject of an arbitration agreement and those that cannot
  • What happens when an arbitration agreement improperly addresses particular issues; and
  • The issue of enforcing an arbitration agreement

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Human Resource Coordinators
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Loss Prevention Personnel
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Payroll Staff and Executives
Instructor Profile:
Jacquiline M Wagner

Jacquiline M Wagner Esq.
President, JMW Seminars

Jacquiline uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, Jacquiline has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of Employment Law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging Human Resources, Employment Law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations!

In addition to spearheading Wagner HR, Jacquiline is a principal Human Resourses and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel. (LAUSD does not sponsor, endorse or assume liability for Wagner HR. No public funds, materials, resources, supplies or equipment are used for or by Wagner HR.

Topic Background:

So many employers are sick and tired of litigating employment claims brought by their employees. Litigation is costly and time-consuming.

Many employers turn arbitration to resolve claims with their employees.

There are numerous advantages to choosing arbitration over litigation:

  • You can choose your own tribunal
  • You can choose the venue of the arbitration
  • Arbitration is typically faster than litigation
  • Arbitration can be more cost-effective
  • You can choose the procedures
  • Arbitration can be confidential
  • Arbitration can be conducted in the language of choice
  • You may be able to limit discovery and
  • You can limit the motion practice

Given the numerous advantages of arbitration over litigation, many employers choose to enter into what are known as “arbitration agreements” with their employees.

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