Tag: Arbitration

What AB 51’s Preliminary Injunction Means for California Employers

U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller formalized on February 7 her order halting enforcement of and invalidating in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

U.S. District Court Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...
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Success! Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31st, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1. A hearing for...

Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

CalChamber Identifies AB 51 as Job Killer; Full List to Come

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce today announced its first identified job killer of 2019 -- AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill,...
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And That’s a Wrap, with One Job Killer Still Standing

The legislative session came to an end on Friday night. So how did it go? This session, the Legislature addressed a variety of issues...

Bill Limiting Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims has...

Fiscal Committees Clear Suspense Files; Two Job Killers Move to Floors

Yesterday was the deadline for fiscal committees to send bills in their second house to the floor. Two employment-related California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job...

Job Killer Update: Bill Amended to Remove Opposition

As a result of recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has removed SB 538 (Monning; D-Carmel), dealing with hospital contracts, from the job...

Assembly Judiciary Passes Two CalChamber-Opposed Employment Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates yesterday highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, the committee approved, 7-3,...

Job Killer Creates More Litigation at Expense of Job Creation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that provides the perfect pleading pathway for class action attorneys to avoid arbitration awaits action by...

Assembly Judiciary Committee to Consider Job Killer Bill Today

The Assembly Judiciary Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that if passed into law would create a worse litigation...

Taxation, Labor Law and Arbitration Update

https://youtu.be/oL12aHjOhtQ CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera provides the latest information on taxation, labor law and arbitration bills at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May...

Arbitration Can Benefit Both Parties in a Dispute

The history of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the act’s broad scope and strength set the stage...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Lawful

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful...

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Bill Discriminates Against Arbitration

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 33 (Dodd; D-Napa) as a job killer because it seeks to ban arbitration agreements. The bill discriminates...

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Bill Discriminates Against Arbitration Agreements

The Assembly Judiciary Committee today will consider a job killer bill that seeks to ban arbitration clauses for alleged civil rights violations, thereby forcing...

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses State Court to Reinforce Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Further emphasizing the federal policy favoring arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court last week again reversed a California decision...

Brown Should Veto Bill That Would Blow Up Process That Works

​Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee Assembly Bill 465 attempts to provide a blanket prohibition of all mandatory employment arbitration agreements made as a condition...