Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2022, 8:43 PM

U.S. House Passes Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. House passed a bill that would void all pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements in employment, antitrust, consumer, and other matters, following on the heels of a new law that specifically banned the agreements for #MeToo allegations.

The House voted 222-209 to advance the FAIR Act (H.R. 963), moving closer to expanding a bill President Joe Biden signed into law that bars the enforcement of the agreements for workers alleging sexual harassment or assault.

The #MeToo law (P.L. 117-90) had bipartisan backing from its introduction, as compared to the FAIR Act which only has one Republican sponsor, ...

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