Arbitration Agreements That Will Stand Up In Court

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With courts all over the country taking a renewed interest in arbitration agreements, employers must be more careful than ever in drafting the documents, keeping in mind both recent court decisions and pending litigation that could affect the agreements, experts say.

When putting together arbitration agreements, employers should first go back to basics and remember to insure that their documents are equitable to both management and employees, said John Townsend, a partner with Hughes, Hubbard and Reed.

“The key is to be sure it's fair,” Townsend...
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