Although Italy and the United States are both advanced industrial economies, the law and practice of workplace arbitration differs significantly in the two countries. This Article explores those variations and analyzes the reasons lbr the divergent evolution of arbitration. The Article concludes that histon'cal and cultural differences in legal systems and labor and employment relations are explanatory forces. While the United States could provide a more balanced system of arbitration by learning from the Italian systems greater protection of workers, given the current reality neither system seems likely to undergo significant change in the near fiiture.
Maurizio Del Conte & Ann C. Hodges, Cultural Determinants of Workplace Arbitration in the U.S. and Italy, 23 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 37 (2014).