We believe that it makes sense to build in procedures for handling disputes that may arise in the course of any working relationship. Parties to a contract have the opportunity to agree at the outset how disputes will be resolved by agreeing in advance to dispute resolution clauses. These links will take you to examples of a Mediation Clause and a Three Step Dispute Resolution Procedure which should assist you in drafting a clause for your contract. These examples are not intended to be a “one size fits all” solution or a substitute for legal counsel. Dispute resolution clauses can be tailored to fit the culture of your workplace and to address the specific types of disputes that are most to often encountered in your particular industry. If you would like additional assistance in designing a dispute resolution system for your specific situation, please contact us.