Arbitrator Elena Paraskevas-Thadani (She/Her) proposes that the EDNY’s court-annexed arbitration program may be a solution for the parties in some cases

“I have an FLSA case in the EDNY and litigating it is going to cost more than the case is worth. How can I serve my client?” The smaller cases are often the hardest for workers and employers. Whether you are representing the plaintiff or defendant on a wage and hour case, the EDNY’s free arbitration program may present a good solution for the parties. Providing for expedited discovery and a speedy arbitration, the court’s process allows the parties access to a hearing before an experienced arbitrator. While the court’s program is not binding, nothing prevents the parties from agreeing to binding arbitration.

Could this be a solution for your client?