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Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Arbitration Agreements

Join Berliner Cohen Partner Christine Long and the California Restaurant Association for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, May 10th, reviewing the current California laws around employment arbitration agreements.

Arbitration Agreements have long been under attack in California and as a result employers were left in flux as to their right to use them and how. In February 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down the California Legislature’s latest attempt in a prolonged effort to limit employers’ ability to make arbitration of all disputes a condition of employment. In an opinion issued on February 15, 2023, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the law, Assembly Bill 51, is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) because the law created an obstacle to arbitration that conflicted with the FAA’s broad mandate in favor of arbitration. This was a huge victory – but there are still limits.

Our team will go over the following:

  • The current status of the law
  • Valid and lawful language and terms that may and may not be included in agreements
  • How to roll out agreements to existing employees
  • How to update existing arbitration agreements


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Program Schedule: 
9:00am - 10:00am - Presentation

Register here.

This webinar is complimentary. Reservations required to receive Zoom details. For questions, e-mail