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S. 610 (116th): Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

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About the bill

Should corporations be allowed to make customers sign contracts which waive their right to a lawsuit if anything goes awry?

Context

At least tens of millions of Americans are locked into contracts mandating “forced arbitration,” meaning that any legal disputes couldn’t be handled in a traditional court. These are common in everything from cellphone contracts to employment contracts with a boss.

As a Vox article explained, such provisions make it “impossible for workers to sue their bosses in court for sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage theft, and nearly anything else. Workers are less likely to win their cases in private arbitration, and when they do win, they tend to get much less money than they would in court.”

What the legislation does

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act would ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Feb 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

H.R. 1423 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Sep 20, 2019

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History

Feb 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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S. 610 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 610. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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