Federal Judge Temporarily Enjoins California From Enforcing AB 51

February 18, 2020
Jeffrey K. Brown & Raymond J. Nhan - Payne & Fears

This morning, a federal judge from the Eastern District of California granted a temporary restraining order preventing California from enforcing Assembly Bill (AB) 51.

AB 51-which was set to take effect on January 1, 2020-prohibits employers from requiring, as a condition of employment, employees to waive their right to any forum or procedure to bring claims under the Labor Code or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Several industry groups filed a complaint, alleging that AB 51 is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act and violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.

Reprinted courtesy of Jeffrey K. Brown, Payne and Fears and Raymond J. Nhan, Payne and Fears
Mr. Brown may be contacted at jkb@paynefears.com
Mr. Nhan may be contacted at rjn@paynefears.com



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