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Arbitration Clause Federal Ban In Effect

Arbitration Clause Federal Ban In Effect We previously wrote on the upcoming federal ban on arbitration clauses for sexual-harassment and sexual assault claims and advised that employers should review employment agreements, handbooks, and policies that previously required arbitration of employee disputes, and to exclude sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. ...

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Employers in All States: No More Pre-Dispute Arbitration

Employers in All States:  No More Pre-Dispute Arbitration   Employers often include arbitration clauses in employee handbooks and policies.  However, arbitration of sexual assault or harassment employee claims cannot be enforced.  California has been opposed to secret arbitration of these types of claims and now a federal ban on pre-dispute...

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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022 It is a new year, with new employment laws.  Here’s a synopsis: No More Confidentiality Provisions In Settlement Agreements California law previously prohibited the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.  Now, the legislature broadened...

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California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements California Employers previously could require that employees sign and abide by mandatory arbitration agreements in pursuing any employment claims - until now.  The California legislature enacted Assembly Bill 51, prohibiting mandatory arbitration agreements for any claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing...

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