9th Circuit invalidates law barring mandatory employment arbitration
My last column focused on a California Court of Appeal ruling that confirmed it is easier for an employer to enforce a pre-dispute arbitration agreement when the employee signs the agreement in his or her own handwriting rather than with an electronic signature.
In addition to having its employees sign the arbitration agreement in their own handwriting, the employer in that case expressly gave applicants and employees the option not to sign the arbitration agreement and still obtain or retain employment. I suggested employers consider giving employees the express right to opt out until resolution of a pending challenge to California’s statute prohibiting employers from requiring employees to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements (AB 51).
Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
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