Recent Developments Regarding Arbitration Agreements in the Workplace

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Due to the recent law as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court regarding arbitration agreements, it's crucial to contact an attorney that specializes in employment law. The new law indicates that the arbitration process and agreement must proceed based on the terms agreed upon, and it must take place regardless of possible public policy objections - as well as the parties chosen to arbitrate the dispute. This rule will be applied for all, even those with federal statutory claims. Attorney Michael Hoffman is available to help employees with arbitration issues.

All employees deserved to be treated fairly. However, there are instances when that basic rule is disregarded by companies that have control over employees. When disputes arises, the employee is at a disadvantage. Michael Hoffman's goal is to provide assistance about arbitration issues and agreements, so that employees will be prevented from being placed at a disadvantage and receive a fair chance at getting justice.

According to Attorney Hoffman, before anything else, it is vital to check whether the employee has signed the arbitration agreement with his or her employer. A signed arbitration may effectively close the courthouse steps on employees, as well as consumers, that will amount to restrictions for injured workers, and defrauded consumers.

There are cases in which the employee will not want to sign an arbitration agreement. Unfortunately, the employee will really not have a choice but to sign it. Otherwise, the employee will not be hired. There is also a retaliation law that states that protection is inexistent in cases when the employee refused to sign as there is no existing public policy against any arbitration provision.

Attorney Michael Hoffman is a lawyer specializing in employment law. His firm, Hoffman Employment Lawyers, offers law services focusing on Employment Discrimination, Wage and Hour Violation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Sick Leave as well as numerous other situations that relate to employment law. Based in San Francisco, the attorneys specialize only in labor law for employees. Michael personally has more than 20 years of experience solely in this industry.

Employees deserved to be treated fairly, and that is what Attorney Michael Hoffman believes and makes happen. He provides his assistance for employees who are placed in issues that only employment lawyers are knowledgeable about and can help. All consultations are confidential and free.

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