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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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