ADR for employment lawyers: lessons from the Civil Justice Council?

Peter Frost, Partner in our London office, has published a post on our Employment Notes blog reviewing the current and potential use of ADR in employment disputes.  The post, which was first published in the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) Briefing March 2019, can be accessed here. As we have previously reported, Peter has co-chaired various reports on … Read more

ADR in employment disputes

The Herbert Smith Freehills employment team has published a briefing examining the role of ADR within employment disputes, including considering the findings outlined in the recently released Global Pound Conference Report in the context of employment disputes in the key jurisdictions of Australia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK. The briefing discusses the availability – … Read more

Report on the use of ADR in employment disputes

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has issued a report examining the potential for greater use to be made of ADR in employment disputes. The report was prepared by an ELA working group, co-chaired by Peter Frost, partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ employment team in London, and Paul Goulding QC.   It considers the current and potential use of various … Read more

Arbitration and ADR in employment disputes

The Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA)  has established an Arbitration and ADR Group to consider the level of interest in arbitration to resolve employment disputes and the scope for its greater use in the future, along with early neutral evaluation, mediation and other forms of ADR. The working group, established by the ELA's Legislative & Policy Committeee,  is … Read more

ADR Practical Guide No. 7: Mediating employment and workplace disputes

We are pleased to launch the seventh guide in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on mediation. Guide No. 7: ‘Mediating employment and workplace disputes’ outlines how mediation can be used to resolve disputes in … Read more

USA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Announces ADR Pilot Programme for Whistleblower Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is part of the United States Department of Labor, has announced that it is implementing an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) pilot programme for certain whistleblower complaints.   OSHA’s mission is “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and … Read more

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service plays key role in NFL-NFLRA agreement

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent United States government agency whose mission is to “preserve and promote labour-management peace and cooperation.”  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with 10 district offices and more than 60 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and … Read more

Regional mediation pilot scheme launched for employment disputes

On 23 January 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced a pilot scheme for two regional mediation networks for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the latest step in the reforms to the employment tribunal system. The pilots will operate in Cambridge and Manchester where BIS will fund mediation training for … Read more