CPR President & CEO Allen Waxman interviewed Jahan Sagafi, of Outten & Golden LLP, and Aaron Warshaw, of Ogletree Deakins, on March 18, 2022 during the CPR Employment Disputes Committee meeting. Warshaw is the Committee Co-Chair. They discussed the revision to the Employment-Related Mass Claims Protocol that was released on September 29, 2021, version 2.0.
Sagafi and Warshaw co-chair the CPR Employment-Related Mass Claims Task Force. The Task Force includes leading counsel from the plaintiff's bar, in-house employment counsel, corporate defense attorneys and neutrals.
The original CPR Employment-Related Mass Claims Protocol was launched in November 2019. An initial set of revisions by the Task Force was released in April 2021, incorporating CPR's then newly-launched Administered Employment Arbitration Rules as well as other clarifying changes. The Task Force continued to work together to develop version 2.0 of the Protocol, which includes a novel approach to selecting neutrals and provides greater detail in describing the mediation process and other procedures.
Visit the Employment Disputes page on cpradr.org for more information and related resources. Read the CPR Speaks blog post about the September 2021 update to the Employment-Related Mass Claims Protocol.