Category Archives: Arbitration

Legislation introduced to US Senate banning pre-dispute arbitration clauses

This is news that may sound strange to Irish arbitration practitioners and the wider ADR community. The Arbitration Fairness Act (S. 878/H.R. 1844) was introduced by Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson and would only permit arbitration that is … Continue reading

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The Workplace Investigation and the Law Part 3

(In this piece I will discuss cases which stray beyond the ‘pure’ investigation, please see earlier posts for full paper) A second, and related point is that, in my submission (and despite the comfort that may be found in the … Continue reading

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The Workplace Investigation and the Law. Part 2

While avoiding unnecessary scrutiny by the High Court is a prudent consideration for any of us, this is not a defensive exercise only. We should seek to go beyond that thinking and move towards developing a best practise model that … Continue reading

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The Workplace Investigation and the Law Part 1

Paper delivered to a conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Irish Association of Women Lawyers, Arbitral Women and the Law Society on Conflict Resolution: Celebrating Women as ADR Leaders The bungled workplace investigation ‐ a look at … Continue reading

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The Irish workplace..seen from the Irish Times

Interesting series of articles in Irish Times, which ran from January 11th on the future of the workplace. One of my main interests was the article on the impact of HR on unions; the headline on the article proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Not quite Urbe et Orbe, but what are the employment law issues in 2013?

For practitioners it’s hard not to look beyond two hoped for and very important developments in the area of dispute resolution. The biggest industrial relations issues of the year are likely to arise from public service reform, but here I … Continue reading

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Workplace Solutions blog! 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for the Workplace Solutions blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,100 views in 2012. If every person who … Continue reading

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