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Mandating Mandatory Arbitration

July 1, 1997
Thanks to a recent Court of Appeals ruling, someday HR may not have to worry as much about how to handle lawsuits. The Court has ruled that employers may require new hires to waive all rights to a trial by jury.
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HR Goes to Court

July 1, 1997
From helping with investigations to preparing for depositions, from planning what to say and knowing what to wear, HR is key to winning a legal case.
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Blow the Whistle On Employment Disputes

May 1, 1997
For years, companies have shied away from employment contracts fearing the courts would interpret them as a promise of employment. But runaway litigation costs are causing many employers to use a new form of contract-the mandatory arbitration agreement -- resulting in faster conflict resolution, lower legal costs and happier employees.
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Adversaries Find Common Ground

March 1, 1997
HR managers often dread contract negotiations. At Phoenix-based Salt River Project, managers and employees were proactive. An SRP representative tells how the company learned to settle its major issues ahead of time through relationship-building and inter
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