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Introduced in Senate (05/07/2013)

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.

Declares, further, that the validity and enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate shall be determined by a court, under federal law, rather than an arbitrator, irrespective of whether the party resisting arbitration challenges the arbitration agreement specifically or in conjunction with other terms of the contract containing such agreement.

Exempts from this Act arbitration provisions in a contract between an employer and a labor organization or between labor organizations. Denies to any such arbitration provision, however, the effect of waiving the right of an employee to seek judicial enforcement of a right arising under the U.S. Constitution, a state constitution, a federal or state statute, or related public policy.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/07/2013 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date
12/17/2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-373.
Action By: Senate Judiciary
05/07/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Titles (2)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced:

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration.


Subjects (6)

  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Consumer affairs
  • Contracts and agency
  • Labor-management relations

Cosponsors (24)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary05/07/2013 Referred to
12/17/2013 Hearings by

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