Alternative Dispute Resolution: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- California law allows for unions and employers to agree to arbitrate many disputes, although they may not waive minimum substantive guarantees to individual workers. See Arbitration in the Private Sector.
- Public entities such as police and fire departments often engage in binding interest arbitration to resolve collective bargaining impasses. See Arbitration in the Public Sector.
- Mediation is an encouraged method of resolving labor disputes under California law. See Mediation.