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S.878: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 25 (24 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 17, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-373.
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.