Here are two important provisions that were in the state law: As California employers know, the California legislature passed a new law in 2019 prohibiting employers from requiring workers to enter into arbitration agreements covering employment and hourly rights and feha rights (discrimination, harassment, retaliation). This law was to enter into force on 1 January 2020. From 1715, if the governor signs it, will probably be suppressed under the precedent of the FAA and the Supreme Court of the United States. As noted above, the FAA anticipates all state laws that are inconsistent with the FAA`s goal of promoting arbitration. In Doctor`s Associates, Inc. v. Casarotto and Circuit City Stores v. Adams, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state courts cannot invalidate arbitration agreements under state laws that apply only to arbitration rules.