New report shows widespread use of forced arbitration by large companies

A new report examines the use of arbitration agreements in the workplace by the top 100 largest domestic United States companies, as ranked by Fortune magazine. The key finding:

  • 80 of the top 100 largest companies in America, including subsidiaries or related affiliates, have used arbitration agreements in connection with workplace-related disputes since 2010.
  • Of the 80 companies with arbitration agreements in the workplace, 39 use arbitration clauses containing class waivers.

The report, prepared by Professor Imre Szalai of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy is here.

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