S.537 - Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] (Introduced 03/07/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.537 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2017)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017
This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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.
Nothing in this bill applies to arbitration provisions in a contract between an employer and a labor organization or between labor organizations, except that no such arbitration provision shall have 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.