Although arbitration clauses are commonplace in employment agreements, not all are created equal. For many businesses, arbitration provides a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to litigation. However, as the New Jersey Supreme Court recently said, an arbitration clause that fails to present arbitration as an employee’s only recourse does not preclude a lawsuit. Even though courts generally favor arbitration to litigation, a vague arbitration provision is not enforceable. In fact, the New Jersey Supreme Court said such clauses must inform an employee that he or she is waiving his or her right to sue in court. In light of this recent decision, it becomes important business owners consult a competent and experienced attorney to draft employment agreements with binding arbitration provisions. LaVan Law provides its business clients years of experience in labor and employment issues. If you need assistance drafting employment-related documents or simply need to update existing employment manuals, please…
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At LaVan Law, we provide comprehensive business and legal experience to companies throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Managing Partner Julie LaVan worked in the corporate world before opening the practice. She was personally involved in successful efforts to transform a private company into a publicly-traded entity and still serves as General Counsel of a privately-held company. The Firm understands the complex issues that businesses and business owners face every day and is well equipped to help clients take preemptive measures to protect their interests.
In recognition of our dedication to excellence in legal representation, attorney Julie LaVan was named 2011 Top Attorney by South Jersey Magazine. To schedule a meeting, contact our office online or call us at 856-235-4079.
Our Practice Areas
We focus our representation on the needs of businesses and business owners, handling issues related to:
- Business Transactions, including business formation, business contracts, and shareholder matters.
- Business Litigation, representing businesses and business owners as plaintiffs or defendants in a wide range of disputes, from breach of contract and collections to employment actions and shareholder/partnership disagreements
- Labor and Employment Law, such as employment contracts or union issues, as well as work-related disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination or harassment. Most of our work is on behalf of employers.
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