Raise your hand if you think arbitration is one of those HR terms you just don’t really know what to do with. (Am I the only one raising my hand? You guys are so smart!) My general understanding of arbitration is that it’s quicker, cheaper, harder to overturn, and thus a preferable option for employers than taking employee claims to court. I think. (Ask me what’s going on with “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and I’ll have a much more confident, in-depth answer for you.)
In any case: click here for some good news from our pals over at Reed Smith about arbitration agreements (and how they must be enforced in wage and hour cases).
And please enjoy this clip from “The Real Housewives of Late Night” (turns out RHONJ is not so work friendly).