U.S. Chamber files complaint and motion for preliminary injunction challenging California AB 51

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:00am

The U.S. Chamber, joined by the California Chamber and other business groups filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging California AB 51.  California AB 51 purports to bar employers from requiring employees and applicants for employment from arbitrating disputes.  The chambers’ complaint claims that AB 51 is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act, and seeks a preliminary injunction, a permanent injunction, and a declaratory judgment against AB 51.

The case is Chamber of Commerce v. Becerra.