Earlier today, a federal judge blocked again any enforcement of AB 51 until the lawsuit challenging it has been resolved. AB 51, it is argued on behalf of California employers, is unlawful as it runs afoul of and is trumped by the Federal Arbitration Act. You can read our previous updates here and here discussing the lawsuit filed by a coalition of business groups.
California employers may continue utilizing mandatory arbitration agreements. We will provide further updates as the litigation develops. Stay tuned for future E-Blasts from the employment law experts at the Saqui Law Group, a Division of Dowling Aaron Incorporated.