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Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday night signed a suite of #MeToo-inspired bills that require corporate boards to add more women and that limit nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements in sexual harassment and sexual discrimination settlements.

But the governor vetoed three related pieces of legislation, including the closely watched AB 3080, which would have prohibited mandatory arbitration as a condition of employment. Brown nixed similar legislation three years ago. Supporters of the latest bill, who said forced workplace arbitration silences victims while protecting harassers, failed to sway him.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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