A California law barring employers from using compulsory arbitration agreements to resolve employment disputes conflicts with the Federal Arbitration Act, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a big win for employers.
California employers breathed a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the state's Private Attorneys General Act.
Updated to reflect a new law prohibiting mandatory arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims, effective March 3, 2022.
President Biden has signed a landmark law that eliminates the use of mandatory arbitration clauses by employers in cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses by employers in cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that examines whether the FAA preempts a class action case filed by an employee under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) when the employee is subject to an arbitration agreement.
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called the use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment "unfair" in a lively session, while SHRM Chief of Staff Emily Dickens wondered instead about improving the arbitration process.
California's prohibition on employers' use of mandatory arbitration agreements has been largely upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
HR guidance on the importance of crafting arbitration agreements designed to be enforceable, and guidelines for building arbitration programs from fair and balanced arbitration agreements.
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