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Leslie Bonacum
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Journal Of Alternative Dispute Resolution In Employment

Expert Insight and Analysis Helps Professionals Resolve Disputes Successfully, with Substantial Savings in Legal Fees, Damages

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., JUNE 3, 1999) – Workplace grievances may be a fact of life in today’s business world, but the high cost of employee litigation need not be, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of employment law information and publisher of the new CCH Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment.

"With proper guidance, employers can dramatically reduce the cost and disruption of courtroom litigation through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes," said David A. Larson, editor in chief of the Journal.

The CCH Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment examines the latest alternative dispute resolution practices and procedures and addresses workplace trends and legal developments, providing a wealth of expert insight and analysis and practical, easy-to-understand guidance. The Journal is designed to help employment law and human resources professionals, attorneys and consultants master the essentials of ADR and successfully use ADR processes to resolve employee disputes, while staying on the cutting edge of new developments. It also will provide valuable insights to experienced mediators, arbitrators, and other dispute resolution professionals.

What Employers Need to Know

Workplace law has become increasingly complex, with the passage of such legislation as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Recent high-profile court decisions in the area of sexual harassment have further opened the eyes of employers nationwide to potential legal landmines when dealing with employee issues.

"Today, employers are keenly aware that litigation can be extremely costly in both dollars and lost productivity," said Larson, who is the director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline University School of Law.

"They may not, however, have the dispute resolution and problem solving skills necessary to resolve workplace grievances successfully. The use of ADR processes and the adoption of a problem solving approach can save thousands of dollars in legal fees and potentially millions of dollars in damages and create a healthier, more stable workplace" he added.

Insight Into Issues, Guidance on Effective ADR Techniques

The CCH Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment is peer- reviewed and fills a growing need for practical insights and advice that can help avoid costly lawsuits over issues like sexual harassment, overtime pay and age discrimination.

Every issue of the new quarterly Journal includes columns written by nationally recognized experts addressing the important issues of mediation, arbitration and technology as well as recent legislative and regulatory developments—all with a focus on employment-related issues.

In addition, the Journal features useful, in-depth articles covering the spectrum of ADR techniques, including early neutral evaluation, peer review, fact finding, established appeals procedures, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and conciliation. Sample topics covered include:

  • Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims: If, when and how?
  • Compulsory Arbitration: Are mandatory agreements to arbitrate employment disputes enforceable under current law?
  • Employment Arbitration: Advanced dispute resolution for the global economy
  • Using Technology to Enhance the ADR Practice
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law: Restraints that inform best practice in mediation

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order a copy of the premier issue, call CCH’s toll-free number, 888-276-5422. The price for a one-year charter subscription is $199. Quantity discounts are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of employment law information for human resources professionals, including CCH Human Resources Management series, Employment Practices Guide and The Labor Law Journal. CCH also provides tax and business law information in print and electronic form for legal, accounting and health care professionals. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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EDITORS NOTE: An editorial review copy of CCH Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution is available by contacting Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153 or


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