Bloomberg Law
March 4, 2022, 9:32 PMUpdated: March 5, 2022, 5:35 PM

Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration to Get U.S. House Vote (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Legislation that would nullify all pre-dispute agreements that require workers and consumers to pursue claims through arbitration rather than in court will get a vote in the full U.S. House.

Mandatory arbitration agreements are common in both employment and consumer agreements, and the FAIR Act (H.R. 963) would ban their enforcement. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) noted in a Feb. 25 letter to colleagues that it may be considered this month. His office confirmed that the vote will take place before the House recess the week of March 21.

The House’s consideration of the bill comes on ...

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