A Practice Guide for Labor and Employment Lawyers
Join us for the third program in a monthly brown bag/roundtable series
addressing the new reality of online dispute resolution. The panel, composed of
an experienced dispute resolution professional and experienced attorneys, will
discuss the pros and cons of online dispute resolution in labor and employment
matters. Labor and employment disputes can benefit enormously from mediation or
arbitration. Dispute resolution options are especially important during the
pandemic, allowing parties to resolve their issues in a timely manner when
courthouses may be closed.
The panel will discuss:
- Virtual mediation and arbitration: Has what started as
a necessary workaround become a desirable alternative?
- The role of ADR in addressing COVID-related employment
issues -- compensation questions, reasonable accommodations in on-premises and
remote workplaces, and vaccination policies.
- Be careful what you wish for -- the realities of mandatory arbitration,
with and without class-action waivers.
This session was hosted using Zoom.
Mark L. Irvings, Esq., Program Co-chair
Mark L. Irvings, Esq., Brookline
Maureen L. Reilly, Esq., Program Co-chair
Reilly Law & Associates, Boston
David Brody, Esq., Panelist
Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Boston
Valerie C. Samuels, Esq., Panelist
ArentFox Schiff LLP, Boston
Sarah E. Worley, Esq., Panelist
Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution PC, Boston