Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts–Are They Ever Enforceable?

By: Sam G. Sherman, Esq. Many employers include arbitration agreements in offer letters, employment agreements, or as part of a packet of pre-employment documents given to employees for signature. Many of those same employers are left frustrated when courts refuse to enforce the very arbitration agreement they have paid lawyers thousands of dollars to draft (or agreements that the employer pulled off the internet in an effort to save lawyers' fees). A California Appellate Court in Sacramento recently issued a…

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