September 14, 2022
The Ninth Circuit made a surprising move in August, deciding to rehear the case U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta which largely upheld AB 51 prohibiting California employers from requiring workers to sign arbitration agreements. Senior Associate Antwoin Wall spoke with SHRM saying, “As one of the latest attempts to stop the statutory outlawing of employment arbitration in California, this is a very hot case with potentially far-reaching impacts for companies.”
As things stand now, California employers can still enter into arbitration agreements with their employees. Under the FAA, courts must enforce signed arbitration agreements.
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