September 6, 2019 / 8:45 PM / 13 days ago

IN BRIEF: California lawmakers approve ban on mandatory arbitration of employment disputes

The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would ban mandatory arbitration of employment-related legal claims, sending it to the desk of Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.

The bill prohibits companies from requiring workers to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Newsom’s predecessor, Democrat Jerry Brown, vetoed similar bills last year and in 2015 after expressing concerns about their broad scope.

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