The Use and Abuse Of External Law in Grievance Arbitration

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Program ID: PRW041-14


Patrick WesterkampPatrick R. Westerkamp

Westerkamp ADR Services, LLC
Matawan, NJ

Nancy Oxfeld KanefNancy Oxfeld Kanef

Oxfeld Cohen, P.C.
Newark, NJ

Jonathan CohenJonathan F.Cohen

Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C.
Liberty Corner, NJ

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90 Minutes

With the proliferation of employment rights legislation, labor arbitrators have increasingly found it necessary to consider if and how external law impacts their role as contract interpreters. Some avoid factoring in external law; others opt to decide grievances within a broader legal framework.

During this 90-minute recorded webinar, expert faculty examine the range of arbitral approaches to cases potentially impacted by external law, with particular focus on—

  • infringement of external law on grievance arbitrations;
  • accentuating versus retreating from external law issues;
  • how the arbitrator makes a difference;
  • advocacy tips for preparation, presentation and briefing;
  • conforming grievance awards that implicate external law to the applicable statutory elements;
  • remedies and form of award.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Advocates and neutrals with intermediate to advanced arbitration experience and anyone with an interest in grievance arbitration process issues.

What others are saying about this presentation...

"The selection of panel members for this program was very good. The arbitrator, employer attorney and union attorney, all were quite knowledgeable in their fields and offered practical advice of a highly useful nature."


This program does not qualify for the annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.


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