Tag: Arbitration

February 16, 2023
Yesterday, February 15, 2023, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a California law, AB 51, that prohibited employers from requiring employees to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment or continued employment. The Court ruled that a federal law—known as the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) —preempts AB 51 because AB 51 “stands as an obstacle” to Congress’s “policy of encouraging arbitration.”
June 29, 2022
California employment law is often in tension with federal law. And that occasionally leads to consequences. Recently, in a highly anticipated case named Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California’s ban on mandatory arbitration of so-called individual PAGA claims is invalid (i.e., “preempted”) under federal law.