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President Biden Signs into Law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

President Biden Signs into Law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

March 8, 2022 at 2:21 PM - sexual harassment,

As anticipated, on March 3, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (“the Act”). As we discussed in a recent blog post, the Act limits the enforceability of U.S. employers’ mandatory arbitration agreements which require that all employment-related claims be arbitrated, rather than litigated.  Under the new law, employees may now opt to pursue their sexual assault or sexual harassment claims in court even if they signed an arbitration agreement with their employer that waived their right to do so. 

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New Federal Law Will Soon Invalidate Forced Arbitration of Employee Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

New Federal Law Will Soon Invalidate Forced Arbitration of Employee Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

February 16, 2022 at 3:33 PM - sexual harassment,

On February 10, 2022, Congress passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which amends the Federal Arbitration Act by prohibiting employers from forcing employees to arbitrate sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints. President Biden is expected to sign the Act into law. Once signed, the Act will be effective immediately. The Act represents a significant change from the overall trend in workplace law allowing employers to require employees to arbitrate workplace disputes.

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President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related U.S. Travel Bans and Imposes New Vaccination Requirement

President Biden Revokes COVID-19 Related U.S. Travel Bans and Imposes New Vaccination Requirement

October 28, 2021 at 8:58 AM - Immigration,

In a Proclamation effective November 8, 2021 at 12:01am, President Biden revoked U.S. bans against nonimmigrant travelers from several countries and created a new global vaccination requirement for all U.S. nonimmigrants arrivals by air. A synopsis of the Proclamation and related travel requirements follows:

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