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CIHLER: Pre-Dispute Mandatory Arbitration: A Model for Settling Disputes in a Positive Manner or a Forced Denial of Employee Rights?

March 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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Event Overview

Pre-dispute arbitration is one of the most controversial issues in employment relations, with congressional hearings now discussing possibly banning it. In this webinar, two Cornell scholars who have published extensively on this subject, ILR School Dean and Scheinman Professor Alex Colvin and Hotel School Ceriale Professor and CIHLER Director David Sherwyn, debate and discuss the topic, addressing their research on arbitration; whether society should allow arbitration; and what form of it, if adopted, works best. Harry Katz, Sheinkman Professor and Scheinman Institute Director, will moderate the discussion. Consideration will be given to what sort of alternative dispute resolution system could serve the interests of all sides and thereby warrant government promotion.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of existing arbitration research, provided by scholars who are on opposite sides of the debate
  • How organizations can use alternative dispute resolution to advance positive employee relations
  • What a fair and just alternative dispute resolution policy should look like


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March 9, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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