(October 4, 2019) The final fate of just one of the 31 job killer bills identified this year remains undecided.
The remaining job killer bill, AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), bans arbitration agreements made as a condition of employment. The bill is similar to legislation vetoed last year by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for plainly violating federal law. If enacted, the bill would create more cost, litigation and uncertainty for employers, who would have to wait until a court definitively resolves the conflict with federal statute.
The Governor has until October 13 to act on AB 51.