ADR in Employment Law

A definitive exploration of the issues surrounding employment arbitration and mediation, this strategic guide details required procedures and is a crucial resource for practitioners of employment law and ADR. With insights including the preparation of pleadings and the inner workings of leading ADR providers, this treatise covers every essential facet of ADR in the employment arena.


Price: $335 Main Volume


As employment arbitration continues to be utilized but also continues to be subject to a variety of challenges, this book provides a balanced analysis of the issues that arise during arbitrations, as well as of the procedural steps involved. It is an essential tool for any employment law and ADR practitioner.

In 15 chapters authored by practitioners with decades of experience in the field, this single-volume text takes a neutral approach in covering every aspect of ADR in the employment setting, from class arbitration and mediation to internal corporate dispute resolution and ADR in the global setting.

The book also gives practitioners information at a practical level, including information on motion practice, how to navigate ADR providers, and how best to seek and obtain discovery through an employment arbitrator.

An index, case table, and appendices make key information easy to find and searchable.

Detailing all stages of the arbitration process, the authors offer tips and insights on:

  • The preparation of pleadings
  • The selection of ADR providers and arbitrators
  • The rules and inner workings of leading ADR providers
  • The pre-hearing stage, with a particular focus on discovery and motion practice in the arbitration context
  • How to try a case before an arbitrator, and what to expect at the hearing
  • Requirements for an enforceable award
  • Post-hearing challenges
  • What approaches have resulted in the rare successful challenge to an award

    Summary Of Contents
    Part I. Overview: ADR in the Employment Context
    Chapter 1. Evolution of the Role of ADR in Resolving Employment Disputes
    Chapter 2. Internal Resolution of Employment Disputes
    Chapter 3. Mediation in the Employment Context
    Chapter 4. ADR Providers and the Resolution of Employment Disputes
    Part II. Employment Arbitration
    Chapter 5. Jurisdictional and Other Threshold Issues
    Chapter 6. Class and Collective Actions
    Chapter 7. Ethical and Representation Issues
    Chapter 8. Pre-Hearing Stage – Process Issues
    Chapter 9. Pre-Hearing Stage – Practice Issues (AAA, JAMS, and FINRA Rules)
    Chapter 10. Hearing Stage
    Chapter 11. Remedies
    Chapter 12. The Award
    Chapter 13. Post-Hearing Stage
    Part III. Special ADR Issues in the Employment Context
    Chapter 14. Global ADR: Arbitration and Mediation of International Employment Disputes
    Chapter 15. Empirical Evidence on Critical Issues Generally in Employment ADR and Under FINRA in Particular
    Table of Cases


Alfred G. Feliu founded Feliu Neutral Services, LLC in 2016. He is a well-respected and nationally-recognized arbitrator and mediator, with over 30 years of experience in employment, labor law, and commercial matters. He is a recent past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has served as the EEO Officer for the Port of New York and New Jersey since 2006.


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