COVID-Related Labor Arbitration Awards in the United States and Canada: A Survey and Comparative Analysis

44 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2021

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Richard A. Bales

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law

Date Written: August 10, 2021

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 has changed working conditions for millions of Americans and Canadians quickly and dramatically. Employers responded by requiring employees to quarantine, implementing workplace COVID policies, disciplining employees who violated those policies, changing work schedules, cancelling leaves or vacations, and furloughing or laying off employees. Unions have challenged many of these actions, raising a variety of novel issues that are now being resolved through labor arbitration. This article surveys those labor arbitration awards and then comparatively analyzes the awards from Canada and the United States.

Keywords: arbitration, COVID, labor, labour

Suggested Citation

Bales, Richard A., COVID-Related Labor Arbitration Awards in the United States and Canada: A Survey and Comparative Analysis (August 10, 2021). Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3902744 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3902744

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