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California's Mandatory Arbitration Agreement Ban Stopped In Its Tracks

MSK Client Alert
February 18, 2020

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted a request for a preliminary injunction to prohibit the State of California from enforcing Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) as to arbitration agreements governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).  AB 51 generally bars conditioning employment or employment-related benefits on the signing of an arbitration agreement covering claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act or the Labor Code.

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