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Idaho Grievances: What you need to know

A grievance is a complaint by an employee or a group of employees about an alleged violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of a union contract or, in a nonunion environment, any personnel policies or rules or regulations. A grievance procedure is a way of attempting to resolve such disputes.
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In a unionized workplace, the handling of employee grievances is regulated by the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. However, even in a nonunion workplace, grievances can be subject to regulation under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
As an effective way to control legal costs and to stem the proliferation of employee lawsuits, many employers have taken an interest in the various methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Among the more common forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration. Many states have arbitration and/or mediation statutes. In situations in which it applies, the Federal Arbitration Act preempts contrary state laws that limit or bar agreements to arbitrate.
For purposes of mediation in Idaho, any party to a labor dispute can request mediation from the director of labor and industrial services (ID Code Sec. 72-1381). Likewise, any interested party or the director can ask the governor to designate a mediation panel. The governor must believe that the public interest will be served before the designation will be made.
The capacities of the governor, the director, and the designated panel are for mediation purposes only and are strictly voluntary. No arbitration authority is granted to the director, governor, or the panel.
State employees. Idaho requires state government departments to establish and use a written employee problem-solving or grievance ...

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