What Forced Arbitration Ruling Means For Calif. Employers
By Anthony Oncidi (September 16, 2021, 6:16 PM EDT) -- On Wednesday, in a surprising turn, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed in part a 2020 preliminary injunction issued by a district court and resurrected California Labor Code Section 432.6, the Golden State's latest attempt to outlaw arbitration in the employment context.
As a result, employers in California once again face the very real prospect of incurring criminal and civil penalties for simply requesting that employees and applicants agree to arbitrate future disputes.
In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth Circuit held in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. v. Bonta that at least part of Section 432.6 is...
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