NJ Supreme Court Upholds “Acknowledged” Employment Arbitration Agreement
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By Cameron Michelsen

A somewhat divided New Jersey Supreme Court holds that an arbitration agreement announced and “acknowledged” by email to employees was valid and enforceable.

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NRLB Upholds Arbitration Confidentiality Provisions
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By Cameron Michelsen

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently upheld confidentiality provisions in arbitration agreements in relation to section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

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We Called It (Mostly). SCOTUS Grants Certiorari To Address Loose End in Henry Schein but Declines To Take on Broader Issues
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The Supreme Court agrees to review an open issue from its 2019 ruling in Henry Schein,

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FINRA Stats, 3/20: First Quarter 2020 Ends with Little Change in Case Volume from Last Year…, But Wait!
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In our monthly report on the February 2020 statistics FINRA Dispute Resolution Services* (FINRA-DRS) posted at the end of March (see SAA 2020-13), we noted that the case filing statistics were coming in,

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FINRA ODR In-Person Hearings Postponed Again, and AAA Follows Suit. Have We Seen the First FINRA Award with a Virus-Related Virtual Hearing?
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) announcement on administrative postponement of in-person hearings through May 31 has been updated to affect hearings though July 3.

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Coronavirus Update (March 30)
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FINRA: Previously announced administrative hearing postponement through May 1 has been extended to May 31…. Latest Hotline posting (https://www.finra.org/hotline) as of March 13: “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,

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