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What Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration and PAGA Means for Employers

In Episode 154 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss how...

U.S. High Court Ruling Supports Arbitration

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can...
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Important Updates on Arbitration Law

In Episode 146 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad, and CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and James...
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New Federal Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

Last week, President Joe Biden signed legislation making pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers invalid and unenforceable for claims of sexual harassment or...

Court Order Underscores Reasoning Behind Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court order formalizing the ruling halting enforcement of the anti-arbitration law challenged by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition highlights the...
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What AB 51’s Preliminary Injunction Means for California Employers

U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller formalized on February 7 her order halting enforcement of and invalidating in full an anti-arbitration law identified by...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

Anti-Arbitration Lawsuit Update

As Alert went to print this week, a U.S. District Court judge was scheduled to hear arguments on whether to permanently stop a new...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Challenges Anti-Arbitration Law in U.S. District Court

A coalition of businesses led by the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on December 6 to stop a new California law that...

Legislative Year: Mixed Bag

Governor Gavin Newson finished signing/vetoing all bills on October 13. The California Chamber of Commerce was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 supported...
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Just 2 Job Killer Bills Pass

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature and been sent...
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Critical Employment Bill Awaits Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...
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Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Threatens to Flood Courts

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer will burden the overworked court system if adopted. AB 51 (Gonzalez;...
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Podcast Recaps Top Issues for Final Weeks of Session

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...
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Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...
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Anti-Arbitration Proposal Keeps Moving in Senate

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer passed through the first Senate committee to consider it this...