Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in the Workplace: A National Survey

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Course Information

Time 90 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Many employers require employees to enter into arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Often there are questions about the validity, reach, and effect of agreements that require employees to pursue work-related claims in arbitration, and the practice has been litigated in front of the Supreme Court in recent years. This program, taught by Ben Folkman, an experienced trial attorney, will survey the enforcement of arbitration agreements within the context of employment throughout all fifty states.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review state-level legislation and case law regarding the enforceability of workplace arbitration agreements

  2. Analyze national trends in the judiciary’s approach to arbitration agreements

  3. Identify points of weakness in arbitration agreements

  4. Advise employers and employees on the enforceability of arbitration agreements

Credit Information

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Benjamin Folkman

Folkman Law Offices P.C.

Ben Folkman opened Folkman Law Offices, P.C. in October of 1998. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, New York, Vermont, Arizona, Missouri, and Colorado, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of Colorado, the District of Vermont, the District of Arizona and the Southern District of New York, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. Ben is highly accessible to clients and prides himself on working diligently to make sure that each and every one of their needs is met.

Ben is a highly experienced litigator. He has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Board-Certified Trial Advocate.

Ben’s $100 million verdicts were listed by the NJ Law Journal as the largest personal injury verdict for New Jersey in 2009.

Ben was named, by his peers, New Jersey Super Lawyer for the last twelve years running and Top Lawyer in SJ Magazine for the last eleven years.

Bar Admissions:

Benjamin Folkman is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, New York, Vermont, Arizona, Missouri, and Colorado.