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Arbitration Provisions in Employment Contracts Are Enforceable Pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act

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    Circuit City Stores v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 (2001) (0 other reports)

Author: Steve Zakrocki

In Circuit City Stores v. Adams, +532 U.S. 105 (2001), the United States Supreme Court addressed whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) applies to employment contracts.

The FAA requires judicial enforcement of written arbitration provisions and was enacted by Congress in 1925 in response to the reluctance of the courts to enforce such provisions. +9 U.S.C.A. §§ 1 et seq. In many instances, arbitration has marked advantages over litigation.

In this case, the Court considered whether the FAA applies to employment contracts, and are enforceable.