Hawaii Employment Law Decisions Feb. 5, 2017 to Feb. 11, 2017 – Jeffrey S. Harris

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

District court properly denied motion to vacate arbitration award.  Failure to provide agreed upon reasoned opinion denying former employee's claim did not support vacating.  Decision contained enough reasons.  Failure to rule on all evidentiary issues did not support vacating award.  Award stated all claims not expressly granted were denied.   Olson v. Harland Clarke Corp., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 2433 (9th Cir. Feb. 10, 2017).

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