Adding an arbitration provision to an
employment contract has been a familiar practice for many HR professionals in
the United States. That’s unlikely to change, particularly since the U.S.
Supreme Court recently upheld employment arbitration agreements barring class
actions, see Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. But
what about the rest of the world? Although arbitration of commercial claims is
mainstream on the global stage, that’s not the case when it comes to employment
disputes. A recent development in Brazilian law could perhaps start a new