You’re looking over employee contracts and wondering how much it could cost you to go to court over the smallest grievances. But if you include some important requirements when drafting your agreements, you might not have to subject yourself to the whims of a jury.
Your fears of drawn-out, expensive court visits that end up not working in your favor could have a solution. An arbitration clause in employment contracts could be the difference between a hiccup in day-to-day business and a long legal undertaking.
There is a range of benefits to be had from arbitration:
- Savings: Staying out of court may at least save you in the accompanying costs. The courts can take over a year longer than arbitration and cost millions more. Without the same rules for evidence and packed court dockets as formal proceedings, you may be looking at a faster process.
- Control: You may be at the mercy of the court when you ask for allowances and awards, but things could look a bit different in arbitration. You might be able to set the goalposts yourself and work toward your set requirements instead of trying to win battles in the system.
- Privacy: What happens in court often end in public records and the public eye. The arbitration process usually takes place behind closed doors, which means it’s less likely to attract attention, and evidence may not see the light of day. Even if an arbitrator rules against your company, a confidentiality clause may keep things private.
Avoid the trials and tribulations of court and use a system that may better suit your needs. Arbitration clauses could be the solution you need when it comes to handling employment law issues.