Senate approves arbitration bill

February 23, 2017 – The Missouri Senate has approved SB 45 (Romine), a bill to allow enforcement of arbitration agreements between at-will employers and employees.

Associated Industries of Missouri has long supported this measure. “Clever plaintiffs attorneys are using loopholes in the current law to take disputes between employees and employers to court,” said Ray McCarty president/CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. “If an employer and employee have agreed to settle disputes through the arbitration process, neither party should be able to ignore that contractual obligation,” said McCarty.

The bill provides the employer and employee must agree on the arbitrator and federal guidelines for the arbitration process must be followed.

The bill now moves to the Missouri House for further consideration.

 

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Senator Gary Romine