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Actions of company vis-à-vis arbitration agreement influence appellate court’s decision to uphold aw

Earlier this month, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania—the state’s intermediate appellate court—upheld a decision made by a lower court upholding an arbitration award of over $9,000. That award reportedly went to a uniform and linen supply company who had contracted with a muffler and brake company.  The linen company ended up returning the muffler company’s check due to insufficient funds and requested instead payment by certified check or cash.

3rd Circuit: Arbitration 'conscientious objectors' allowed to sue

When it comes to resolving employment-related disputes, many companies have determined that a resolution in arbitration is desirable. Ideally, arbitration is less expensive and more final. It gives the employee an opportunity to have grievances heard by someone other than management, and it gives the company a more private resolution without the risk of negative publicity.

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