LADR Bulletins

Facilitative Workplace Mediations

Posted by LADR on Oct 21st, 2013 in Workplace Facilitation

Disputes between co-workers or between an employee and supervisor occur in every workplace. Usually, these disputes are worked out between the parties in conflict relatively quickly, and calm returns to the workplace. Sometimes, it is harder for the employees to resolve the dispute and a supervisor is brought in to find a solution. The supervisor’s […]

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Mediating a Wage Hour Case

Posted by LADR on Oct 18th, 2013 in Class Action Mediation

Wage and hour cases are often filed as collective actions under the FLSA. They are frequently settled through mediation. Unlike a case brought by one employee against an employer, however, collective cases are very complex and raise unique issues for the parties and the mediator. A wage and hour class or collective matter can be […]

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Mediation as an Alternative Process for Resolving Issues Involving Older Adults

Posted by LADR on Oct 16th, 2013 in Probate and Elder Law Mediation

Issues involving older adults will be very emotion-driven, and there may be angry and hurt feelings coming from various directions. There are a lot of stories and articles about our “graying” population, but perhaps the bigger story is the psychological and emotional crisis among the adult siblings who are in conflict over issues involving their […]

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Social Media Can Create Ethical Issues for Employment Arbitrators

Posted by LADR on Oct 7th, 2013 in Labor and Employment Arbitration

“Friending” lawyers may create some ethical issues for arbitrators. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Committee criticized the practice of judges friending lawyers. In NY, the same local body concluded that judges are not prohibited from joining a social network, but cautioned them to use good judgment to doing so, as it might create the […]

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What are the Benefits of Family Law Mediation

Posted by LADR on Oct 4th, 2013 in Family Law Mediation

Mediation can be used to resolve matters involving family members, just as it is used for business and other legal matters. Mediators in family law cases help resolve issues that involve spousal support, child support, parenting time and decision making for minor children, and property division. The mediator serves as a neutral party used to […]

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