Restrictions on Arbitration 

  • Effective Jan. I, 2020, Labor Code § 432.6 PROHIBITS employers from requiring an applicant or employee to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment 
  • It also prohibits retaliation against those who REFUSE to sign the agreement 
  • Employment attorneys expect this new mandate to be challenged under the Federal 

Arbitration Act, which favors arbitration

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