Arbitration clause for dancers probably doesn't work now
Purpose of arbitration is to avoid costs and hassles when the answer is in doubt ... now NY Federal District Court has ruled that dancers are employees, no if's,and's or but's ... so arbitration probably doesn't work in the Second Circuit. So idea that problem is fixed with changed policy ... good luck! That will be the next case.
RICK has to be thinking about Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP, recent Second Circuit case. But arbitration agreement still has to be a valid contract. Why would anyone agree to arbitrate something that a court has already ruled on and said it's illegal? Arbitration agreement like duress if signed now. So I am telling you ... they don't have it fixed by a changed policy!