New Taxpayer First Act Apparently Bars Mandatory Arbitration of ALL (Not just IRS) Employee Whistleblower Disputes
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The new Taxpayer First Act signed into law on July 1st apparently bars any employer from requiring arbitration of tax-related whistleblower disputes. The new law also establishes an independent office for resolving taxpayer disputes.

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House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee Holds Hearing on “Forced Arbitration.” Proposed Fair Act is Gaining Strength
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The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a May 16 hearing titled “Justice Denied: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System.” The Senate Judiciary Committee held a similar hearing in April.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on “Arbitration in America.” Are Changes Coming to the FAA?
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The full Senate Judiciary Committee held an April 2 hearing titled “Arbitration in America.” Based on the comments and questions from Committee members,

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Democrats Introduce Several Anti-Mandatory Arbitration Bills. What You Need To Know
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by George H. Friedman

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

Ed: As reported in SAA 2019-10 (Mar.

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Back on the Front Burner for NASAA: New Legislative Agenda Has a Heavy Emphasis on Arbitration
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NASAA in early March released its legislative agenda for the new Congress. Arbitration reform is now a key focus.

The 16-page NASAA Legislative Agenda for the 116th Congress has four core principles: 1) Putting Main Street Investors First;

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The Presidents and Arbitration: from Washington to Trump: An Update
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The Presidents and Arbitration: from Washington to Trump: An Update

By George H. Friedman*

SAC Contributing Legal Editor and Board of Editors Member

For the third year in a row,

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