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2013 Florida Statutes

SECTION 014
Effect of agreement to arbitrate; nonwaivable provisions.
F.S. 682.014
682.014 Effect of agreement to arbitrate; nonwaivable provisions.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (2) and (3), a party to an agreement to arbitrate or to an arbitration proceeding may waive, or the parties may vary the effect of, the requirements of this chapter to the extent permitted by law.
(2) Before a controversy arises that is subject to an agreement to arbitrate, a party to the agreement may not:
(a) Waive or agree to vary the effect of the requirements of:
1. Commencing a petition for judicial relief under s. 682.015(1);
2. Making agreements to arbitrate valid, enforceable, and irrevocable under s. 682.02(1);
3. Permitting provisional remedies under s. 682.031;
4. Conferring authority on arbitrators to issue subpoenas and permit depositions under s. 682.08(1) or (2);
5. Conferring jurisdiction under s. 682.181; or
6. Stating the bases for appeal under s. 682.20;
(b) Agree to unreasonably restrict the right under s. 682.032 to notice of the initiation of an arbitration proceeding;
(c) Agree to unreasonably restrict the right under s. 682.041 to disclosure of any facts by a neutral arbitrator; or
(d) Waive the right under s. 682.07 of a party to an agreement to arbitrate to be represented by an attorney at any proceeding or hearing under this chapter, but an employer and a labor organization may waive the right to representation by an attorney in a labor arbitration.
(3) A party to an agreement to arbitrate or arbitration proceeding may not waive, or the parties may not vary the effect of, the requirements in this section or:
(a) The applicability of this chapter, the Revised Florida Arbitration Code, under s. 682.013(1) or (4);
(b) The availability of proceedings to compel or stay arbitration under s. 682.03;
(c) The immunity conferred on arbitrators and arbitration organizations under s. 682.051;
(d) A party‚Äôs right to seek judicial enforcement of an arbitration preaward ruling under s. 682.081;
(e) The authority conferred on an arbitrator to change an award under s. 682.10(4) or (5);
(f) The remedies provided under 1s. 682.12;
(g) The grounds for vacating an arbitration award under s. 682.13;
(h) The grounds for modifying an arbitration award under s. 682.14;
(i) The validity and enforceability of a judgment or decree based on an award under s. 682.15(1) or (2);
(j) The validity of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act under s. 682.23; or
(k) The effect of excluding from arbitration under this chapter disputes involving child custody, visitation, or child support under s. 682.25.
History.s. 5, ch. 2013-232.
1Note.Section 682.11 relates to remedies; s. 682.12 relates to confirmation of an award.