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1995

Arbitration agreements

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Title Vii Arbitration, Patrick O. Gudridge Jan 1995

Title Vii Arbitration, Patrick O. Gudridge

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Supreme Court decisions establish two separate lines of analysis concerning whether arbitration agreements should pre-empt judicial remedies for parties already covered by employment and labor legislation. First, in cases like Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Corp., the Supreme Court espouses a procedural analysis: the Court considers the extent to which the arbitration procedures reflect judicial processes. In Alexander v. Gardner-Denver and its successors, on the other hand, the Court examines whether the applicable statutes explicitly pre-empt the arbitration agreement. This article argues that neither approach is helpful. Rather, 'courts should consider whether the relevant statute applies standards derived essentially from "inside ...