The first year of Governor Gavin Newsom's term produced many significant pieces of employment legislation in California, including most prominently one law limiting the use of independent contractors for most businesses and another aimed at outlawing employer-mandated arbitration agreements.

In this Jones Day White Paper, we recap the employment-related legislative developments of 2019, including the current state of litigation seeking to enjoin the anti-arbitration statute, and provide our insights on the impact of those developments for California businesses going forward.


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