As expected, President Biden last week signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The law, which went into effect immediately upon the President’s signature, amended the Federal Arbitration Act to prohibit mandatory arbitration in sexual assault and harassment cases, thereby allowing victims to bring their dispute directly into court. Further, it extends the ban to mandatory arbitration of claims of retaliation resulting from complaints of sexual assault or harassment, although such claims may still be voluntarily arbitrated at the option of the alleged victim. Although a number of individual states including California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Washington have all passed similar laws on their own, but those laws were regularly challenged as preempted by federal law. Those preemption arguments are now mooted by the new law.