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With the blessing of the increasingly clogged judicial system, federal and state legislation has funneled disputes between employers and their employees or other claimants into administrative hearings. Often, court review is not allowed until administrative remedies and processes are exhausted. Coupled with this, is the fact that for many of the cases funneled into the administrative area, judicial review is limited. Arbitrations are the “toppers” on the limitations of judicial review: the arbitrator’s decision is normally “final and binding,” no matter whether it is wrong factually or legally.Our labor, employment and government law practices includes:
- Labor Arbitrations on disciplinary matters and disputes on contract interpretation (public and private sector)
- Civil Service and Personnel Board hearings on matters of public employee discipline and unemployment insurance hearings, which are often tied to labor and employment disputes
- Labor Commissioner proceedings regarding wage, hour and health and safety issues
We also have extensive experience with “interest arbitration,” a unique, perilous, final and binding process for resolving negotiation impasses with safety unions in a small number of California jurisdictions.