Robin Largent was recently quoted in the article "6 California Legislative Issues for Employers and HR to Watch," published by Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Largent shared the following on arbitration agreements "The purpose of AB 51 is to prevent businesses from silencing workers who have experienced discrimination and colleagues who have witnessed the misconduct. The bill states that employers cannot require employees to "waive any right, forum or procedure" for employer violations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). "It's a really broad bill that would severely restrict the use of arbitration agreements in California. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill last session, noting that it is pre-empted by the Federal Arbitration Act. Should Newsom sign it, a court challenge would certainly follow."
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