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Alternative Dispute Resolution: New York

Alternative Dispute Resolution requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • New York employers are able to seek assistance in the settlement of labor disputes by engaging in the mediation and arbitration services provided by a state employment relations board. See Private Employers.
  • Certain public sector employees, including police officers, firefighters, and deputy sheriffs are permitted to engage in compulsory arbitration when an impasse is reached during negotiations. See Public Employers.