Start-Ups Embrace Arbitration to Settle Workplace Disputes

Source: Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery, New York Times, May 14, 2016

….As once-plucky start-ups like WeWork grow — the company’s work force has swelled to 1,500 from 300 a year ago — they are taking a page from the playbook of big corporations, which are increasingly using arbitration to thwart employees from bringing any meaningful legal challenge in court, an investigation by The New York Times found last fall…..

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Beware the Fine Print
Source: New York Times, 2015-2016

Examining how clauses buried in tens of millions of contracts have deprived Americans of one of their most fundamental constitutional rights: their day in court.

PART 1 Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice
OCT. 31, 2015

PART 2 In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’
NOV. 1, 2015

PART 3 In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law
NOV. 2, 2015

Efforts to Rein In Arbitration Come Under Well-Financed Attack
NOV. 15, 2015

Bipartisan Bill Would Protect Service Members’ Right to Avoid Arbitration
NOV. 20, 2015

Arbitration Is Target of New Bill in Senate
FEB. 4, 2016

Pivotal Nursing Home Suit Raises a Simple Question: Who Signed the Contract?
FEB. 22, 2016

House Democrats Call for Curbs on Required Arbitration
APRIL 14, 2016

Rule on Arbitration Would Restore Right to Sue Banks
MAY 4, 2016