Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Bills

CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera describes two variations on job killer proposals discriminating against arbitration agreements at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 17: AB 2667 (Thurmond; D-Richmond) prohibits arbitration of Unruh Civil Rights violations made as a condition of a contract for goods or services. AB 2879 (M. Stone; D-Scotts Valley) prohibits an employer from requiring an individual who is a member of the military to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as a condition of employment. Both bills are likely preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.