Congress Approves New Law Banning Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims
Anti-Arbitration Bills Are on the Move in Congress
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The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (EFAA)” was enacted a year ago by Congress to prohibit employers from enforcing pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate sexual harassment claims. The first rulings interpreting th
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2019 law enacted by the state of California that makes it a criminal offense for an employer to require an employee or a job applicant to consent to arbitration is preempted by the FAA.
A bipartisan bill that would bar the use of pre-dispute nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault or harassment claims has been approved by the U.S. Senate and could become law this year.
In its latest pro-arbitration ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts an interpretation of California’s unique Private Attorneys General Act that prevents individual arbitration of PAGA claims.
According to two new independent survey studies published by the EEOC, one involving mediation program participants and the other involving EEOC mediators, the agency’s switch to virtual mediation is in many cases now viewed by both as preferable to
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