S. 931 (111th): Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Russell Feingold
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 29, 2009
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 1782 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2007

H.R. 1020 (Related)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration.

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (13D) (show)
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4/29/2009--Introduced.
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, or franchise, or civil rights dispute.
Declares, further, that the validity or 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 Constitution of the United States, a state constitution, or a federal or state statute, or public policy arising therefrom.

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