Jill Ripke

Jill Ripke

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Wage Order—Not Borello—Applies in Independent Contractor Status Test Says California Court of Appeal

The California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued an opinion on October 15, 2014, that considered whether the definition of “employee” from the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 9 (Wage Order) or the common...more

10/27/2014 - Classification Employee Rights Independent Contractors Misclassification Wage and Hour Wage Orders Wages

Ninth Circuit’s Twin Decisions May Signal Decline in Employment Class Actions and Rise in PAGA Claims

The future of California labor and employment class actions took several blows this week. First, the Supreme Court of California issued a decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. L.A., LLC, No S204032 (Cal. June 23, 2014)...more

6/26/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry

California Supreme Court OKs Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers, but Exempts PAGA Claims

The California Supreme Court has ruled that arbitration agreements with class action waivers are generally enforceable, but it refused to compel the waiver of representative claims brought under California’s Private Attorney...more

6/24/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers PAGA

Duran v. U.S. Bank National: California Supreme Court Finds Class Certification Violated Due Process

The Supreme Court of California released its decision in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association on May 29, 2014. The decision will likely reshape the landscape of class-action practice in California. ...more

6/2/2014 - Banks Class Action Class Certification Due Process Dukes v Wal-Mart SCOTUS Wal-Mart

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