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Mar 29, 2017

Jury Waiver And Arbitration Agreements Require Specificity

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision once again highlights the specificity required to enforce jury waivers or agreements to arbitrate employment disputes.  In Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. (App. Div. 2017), Plaintiff signed an employment agreement containing a jury-waiver provision stating that the parties “irrevocably waive any right to trial by jury in any suit, action or proceeding under, in connection with or to enforce this Agreement.”  Plaintiff was subsequently terminated and filed suit against the Defendant employer for breach of contract and violation of New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”).  » Read More

Sep 14, 2015

PA Wage Payment and Collection Law Claims are Arbitrable

Employers are well aware that employment agreements with their employees provide a way to control how certain employment-related disputes are adjudicated.  A recent decision by Pennsylvania’s Superior Court illustrates that arbitration provisions in employment contracts can also apply to claims under the state Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”). » Read More

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