Orange County Register - [Attorney Greg] Labate advises clients to get their employees to sign arbitration agreements, waiving their right to sue in court, and sending disputes to privately hired arbitrators.
The controversial tactic means disputes are settled behind closed
doors with no public disclosure, no right of appeal and none of the
strict procedural rules that courts follow.
“People question whether arbitration tends to favor employers,”
Labate told a conference session. “I believe they do. I use the same
arbitrators over and over, and they get paid when I pick them. They know
where their bread and butter comes from.”