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Marc D. Alexander was featured in a California Litigation alongside arbitrator and mediator Paul J. Dubow. The article “Can California Protect Employees from Entering into Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements and Avoid Federal Preemption?” covers AB 51, California’s legislative efforts to prevent employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory employment arbitration agreements.

Given AB 51’s pending rehearing, the article offers suggestions for what employers and employees can do under current uncertain circumstances in California.

Read the Full Article Here.

Additional Reading on AB 51 by AlvaradoSmith: California’s Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements restored by US Court of Appeals 

Marc D. Alexander is a mediator and litigator at AlvaradoSmith. He authors the blog California Mediation and Arbitration and co-contributes to California Attorneys Fees. For additional information and questions, please contact Marc D. Alexander at or 714.852.6800. 


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