alternative dispute resolution

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alternative dispute resolution

Abbreviation: ADR
Any of the methods of dealing with disputes and avoiding trial or litigation that are less threatening, less costly, and less time-consuming. Examples include arbitration, facilitation, negotiation, and mediation.
Synonym: conflict resolution
See also: resolution
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She said DOLE's Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit is still validating other companies which are set to regularize their workers.
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax heard public testimony Wednesday on whether his department should allow insurers to offer lower rates for homeowners who agree to settle disputes through a mandatory mediation-arbitration process - effectively signing away their right to sue.
Specifically, the decisions made by 19 arbitrators who participated in an experiment are compared with the field decisions these same arbitrators made in teacher disputes under Wisconsin's mediation-arbitration statute.
As part of a "win-win" approach to bargaining, the parties will use mediation-arbitration to resolve a bargaining impasse.
Mantilla told The Manila Bulletin that the random validation of voluntary regularization by the Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit of DOLE Caraga Region 13 is ongoing in various companies, particularly construction, agricultural, mining firms, and food companies in Caraga region.
All outstanding issues are to be referred to binding mediation-arbitration. Students currently receiving OSAP who were likely to graduate before December 31 of this year, and who have their current semester extended, will receive additional OSAP for the length of the extension.
Essentially, the department is considering allowing insurance companies to offer lower rates to homeowners who agree to settle disputes through a mandatory mediation-arbitration process - effectively signing away their right to sue.
Mantilla said the agency's Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit is still validating other companies which are set to regularize their workers.
All outstanding issues are to be referred to binding mediation-arbitration. The College Employer Council and OPSEU have five days to agree on a mediator-arbitrator, or one will be appointed by the Minister of Labour.