The responsibilities of a plan administrator include reviewing QDROs or DROs and then distributing the funds to the non-plan participant spouse once they have approved the order--which become difficult in a separation.
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.
It is difficult to understand anything fully until we recognize its limits -- the places where it falls apart, or miraculously comes together -- where it begins and ends, or transforms into something entirely different.
This discussion exemplifies one of those very few circumstances in which mediation may not be appropriate because a public policy is at stake.
In this scholarly work, the authors examine the intersection of online dispute resolution and psychology.
Yes and No are powerful words. What impact does saying each of them have on your body and nervous system?
Many leaders are unable to de-escalate conflict themselves, let alone train their employees to do the same.
Providing Florida LEP Individuals Meaningful Access to Mediation: Bilingual Mediator Guidance on Standards of Conduct.
Adlai Stevenson once said, “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”
"For centuries, we have shared common expectations of how we behave ethically in society, based largely on a mutual understanding of the reality in which our decisions play out. These underlying expectations have come to be guided by three pillars."
As the international business environment is quickly expanding, companies are merging and are therefore helping create a global workplace setting.
In a recent episode of Insurance Business Talk, JAMS neutral Rebekah Ratliff speaks with host Paul Lucas on her experience as a Black woman in the insurance industry and where the industry is now in terms of issues relating to gender and race.
Despite the complexity of ethical issues, Ms. Liautaud has formula for making an ethical decision quite simple.
One of the things to think about when you are looking for a divorce mediator is whether they will meet with both of you together or will meet with you each separately.
Vulnerability as quoted from THE vulnerability researcher Brene Brown “is not winning or losing, it’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome”.
The Act represents a significant turning point for the Irish Civil Justice system and is very significant for mediation.
There are certain reoccurring themes, which frequently surface and resurface during the conversations, taking place during mediation meet-ups. These themes are often deeply ingrained in the conflicts, parties have with each other.
I read a Mediation Agreement that struck me as odd, perhaps unenforceable, maybe even unethical
People often say that dispute resolution processes aren’t “one size fits all.”
Recent years have seen a strong tide towards protection of employee rights in employment tribunals, a heightened awareness of any form of discrimination, the damaging effects of throwaway remarks.
What happens in our brains and bodies when life -- and conflict -- feels like too much for us?
Much has been written about the future. However, when we read about "what will come" we see it as “something far away”.
Earlier this month, Gary Friedman, co-founder of the Center for Understanding in Conflict, of Santa Rosa, Calif., conducted a video breakfast roundtable titled “Inside Out: Confessions of a Mediator in Politics.”
[PODCAST] JAMS Foundation & Hands of Peace: Empowering American, Israeli & Palestinian Youth to Be Peacemakers, Agents of Change
A podcast from JAMS featuring David Brandon of The JAMS Foundation and Gretchen Grad and Scott Rasmussen of Hands of Peace, discussing Hands of Peace’s work empowering American, Israeli and Palestinian youth to be agents of change in their communities.