This program is not approved for ethics in Oregon. Attorney's can earn general credit.
Disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements have traditionally been resolved before Labor Arbitrators. Moreover, since the Supreme Court's 1991 decision in Gilmer employment disputes arising in the non-union sector, whether out of individual employment contracts have increasingly been referred to arbitration. Frequently, arbitrators and practitioners in labor and employment matters appear in both fora, and yet the ethical obligations in a number of areas appear to diverge.
A panel of experienced arbitrators and practitioners will review and discuss the different ethical obligations that the parties and arbitrators have in labor and employment settings regarding issues such as disclosure by arbitrators concerning prior contact with the parties and their representatives; pre-award mediation of disputes, and representation of grievants in labor settings in contrast to claimants in employment settings. They will also review the governing ethical standards in the American Arbitration Association's Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, and the Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor Management Disputes.
Recorded: June 21, 2006
Running Time: 2 Hours 28 Minutes