New York State Senate Passes Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment ClaimsBill Also Requires Court Approval of Sexual Harassment Settlement Agreements with Confidentiality Provisions March 15, 2018
Governor Cuomo has made similar proposals as part of his proposed budget, but his proposed legislation is more sweeping than Senate Bill No. 7848A. Among other things, Governor Cuomo’s bill proposes banning mandatory arbitration clauses in all employment agreements.
The Senate Bill and Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget will now be considered by the New York State Assembly. The State’s fiscal year begins on April 1, so the Assembly is likely to take some action on the issue in the coming weeks.
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