AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion

We asked nearly 4 years ago if Armendariz (the key California Supreme Court case from 2004 on employment arbitration) was on a collision course with Concepcion (the US Supreme Court case from 2011). Concepcion said that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that “stand[] as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the

Last week, the state legislature passed AB 465 — a bill that prohibits employers from asking employees to agree to arbitrate employment claims unless the employees have their own attorneys negotiate the terms. Passing the bill looks like a futile exercise. The Federal Arbitration Act preempts state law in this area. In 2011, when the

In 2000, the California Supreme Court used its decision in Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare Services to articulate minimum requirements for employment arbitration agreements. Last year, in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the U.S. Supreme Court reiterated that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that “stand[] as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution