Ravi Sattiraju, Esq. was recently quoted in the NJ Law Journal discussing the Appellate Division’s decision in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Company Inc. in which the Court held that a clause in an employee handbook requiring arbitration of job disputes is unenforceable where the handbook also contains a disclaimer stating that it is not a binding employment contract. Mr. Sattiraju stated, ““If an employer wants to get consent for arbitration, it has to be done in a clear way. What the court is saying is the employer can’t simultaneously argue that the handbook is not a contract but it is an enforceable agreement for the purpose of compelling arbitration.”
The Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP has extensive experience in litigating arbitration issues. Please contact the Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP if you have any questions about arbitration or any employment law related issue.
Read more: http://www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202747240492/Ruling-May-Force-Employers-to-Rethink-Their-Arbitration-Clauses#ixzz3xuSwj7Le