SB 412 Modifies laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees
Sponsor: Romine
LR Number: 1994S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 2/24/2015 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page: S425
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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SB 412 - This act provides that in arbitration agreements between an employer and an at-will employee the arbitrator shall make all initial decisions as to arbitrability which includes deciding whether the parties have agreed to arbitrate, whether the arbitration agreement is enforceable, and whether specific claims are arbitrable. The act establishes certain criteria for when the arbitrator shall determine that the arbitration agreement is valid. On motion when a party shows an arbitration agreement between an employer and an at-will employee that does not expressly delegate the issue of arbitrability to the court, the court shall stay the any action and order the parties to proceed to arbitration.

This act is substantially similar to HB 928(2015).