Hugh Baran Proposes Federal Arbitration Act Reform

Hugh Baran (’19), Attorney at Kakalec Law PLLC, authored an article for Slate examining Federal Arbitration Act reform following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, and proposing actions the Department of Labor and EEOC may take to protect workers from Trump-era forced arbitration guidance (“The Supreme Court Screwed Over Workers Again—but Not As Badly As It Could Have,” June 17). “All told, Viking River Cruises underscores the need for legislative reform to the Federal Arbitration Act. Congress made a significant step forward this year by restoring workers’ rights to go before judges and juries, and to do so collectively, in sexual harassment and assault cases. Now it must finish what it started by passing the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act.”