Labor arbitration and related labor/management dispute resolution services, including all services as impartial decision maker in the labor/management milieu, regardless of title of the role, e.g., arbitrator, PERC impasse special master, etc., are billed as follows.
(Fees as stated apply unless court order, agency order, or published panel/roster rates dictate different rate, in which case that rate governs.)
$1,800 per day or part thereof (up to 7 hours), plus expenses:
$900 per half-day or part thereof (up to 4 hours), plus expenses
Parties must give at least 28 calendar days’ notice of cancellation or postponement of a scheduled hearing. If less notice is received, the parties are charged their pro rata share of $1800 per day reserved, plus travel expenses actually incurred, e.g., airfare, airline change fees or penalties (if applicable).
DEPOSITS: Arbitrator Fee and Expense Deposits may be required (at the arbitrator’s sole discretion), and are based on the arbitrator’s estimate of fees and expenses to be incurred in the matter. Such deposits are kept on account, and applied against invoices the arbitrator submits to the parties. If additional deposits are requested, the parties shall make such deposits promptly; the balance, if any, left over after completion of the arbitration, will be promptly returned to the parties who made the deposit. (N.B.: the funds are not kept in a lawyer trust account.)
BILLING: Please note, the arbitrator typically bills in two phases: