Arbitration is designed to be a quicker, more efficient alternative to litigation.
Long recognized as a means to resolve labor and commercial disputes, arbitration has become more widespread in the employment context, often as the final, binding step in a multi-tiered dispute resolution program.
My arbitration philosophy is to move the case towards a quick, efficient conclusion that provides both sides an opportunity to present their best case. Arbitrators need to make decisions, and those decisions should be clear, reasoned and consistent with the evidence presented and the underlying law. I did not like “split-the-baby” decisions as a practitioner and I do not use that technique as an arbitrator.
Rosters and Panels
Published Labor Decisions
City of Rockford, 133 LA 572 and 587 (2013)
Minnkota Power Cooperative 133 LA 500 (2013)
3MD Relocation, 129 LA 836 (Arb. 2012)
Greater Peoria Mass Transit, 129 LA 801 (Arb. 2011)
Dexter Foundry, 126 LA 2607 (Arb. 2009)
City of Fairfield, 126 LA 1419 (Arb. 2009)
Aramark Uniform Services, 126 LA 984 (Arb. 2008)
Employment Arbitration Decisions are available on www.adr.org