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California’s Workplace Arbitration Law to Remain on Hold

Jan. 31, 2020, 11:08 PM

A new California law designed to limit forced arbitration for workers in the Golden State will stay blocked while business advocates challenge it in court, a federal judge ruled.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups convinced district Judge Kimberly Mueller Jan. 31 to extend a restraining order blocking the law, which would ban employers from forcing workers and job applicants to sign arbitration pacts as a condition of their jobs. The business groups argue that the state provision infringes on their right under federal law to require workers to fight labor and employment complaints in closed-door arbitration, ...