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February 16, 2023 - Legislation

Ninth Circuit Reverses Itself and Strikes Down California Law Targeting Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

In a reversal of its prior ruling, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51), a 2019 measure that aimed to bar employers from entering into new agreements—or extending previous ones—requiring job applicants or workers to arbitrate claims under the California Labor Code or California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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