An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer will burden the overworked court system if adopted.
AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) prohibits arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment.
The CalChamber has tagged AB 51 as a job killer due to the significant increased costs employers will face as a result of more litigation and the expense of delayed dispute resolutions if the bill becomes law.
AB 51 also proposes to add a new private right of action under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and exposes employers to criminal liability for any violation. Read more.