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San Francisco Regional Managing Partner Breaks Down California Bill that Forbids Mandatory Arbitration

8.23.18

In the Daily Journal article “Bill would forbid mandatory arbitration as condition of employment,” San Francisco Regional Managing Partner Jason A. Geller discusses Assembly Bill 3080, which would ban mandatory arbitration agreements as conditions of employment. AB 3080 is the latest #MeToo bill to land on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

As Jason explains, the bill’s broad language could invite challenges to arbitration agreements even after voluntary signature and discourage employers from even introducing arbitration agreements for fear of subsequent retaliation claims. Jason also warns that AB 3080 would result in “more litigation clogging up a system that is already overburdened.”

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