Gonzalez Fletcher Legislation Levels Playing Field for Employees
(Sacramento) – Forced arbitration and non-disclosure agreements usually benefit employers and can hurt employees. California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) authored Assembly Bill 3080 to prohibit employers from requiring prospective hires to sign one-sided arbitration agreements that often keep secret the details of an employer’s misbehavior. “Nobody should be forced to sign away their rights as a condition of taking a job,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher said. “Countless people don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing what job to take. They’re just trying to make ends meet. That’s why these forced arbitration agreements are so exploitive.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.