AB 51 Update: Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction, Enjoining California Law Restricting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements as Condition of Employment

February 3, 2020
Judge Mueller of the Eastern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction enjoining Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”), California’s recent legislation prohibiting employers from requiring mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, continued employment, or receipt of employment-related benefits for claims arising under California’s Labor Code or California’s Fair Employment Housing Act. A previous blog post on the lawsuit is available here. The Eastern District Court indicated it will issue an opinion detailing its reasoning in the coming days.