SB 746 Modifies laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees
Sponsor: Romine Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4745S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 2/23/2016 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee (4745S.02C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SCS/SB 746 - 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, and the abitrator must be agreed upon by the parties or selected using a strike or ranking process. On motion by a party showing 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 action and order the parties to proceed to arbitration.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 1718 (2016), SB 412 (2015) and HB 928 (2015).

JESSI BAKER