John Carrigan, Jr.

John Carrigan, Jr.

Ballard Spahr LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Decision that PAGA Claims Cannot be Waived in Arbitration Agreements

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a petition for certiorari that challenged a California Supreme Court decision carving out an exception to the federal high court’s recent holdings in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and...more

2/11/2015 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian v CLS Transportation PAGA Petition for Writ of Certiorari Preemption SCOTUS

No Arbitration Where Employer Was Unable To Authenticate Employee's Electronic Signature on Arbitration Agreement

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, recently affirmed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration where the employer failed to present sufficient evidence that the employee electronically signed an...more

1/8/2015 - Appeals Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Authentication E-Signatures Employer Liability Issues

California Guarantees Paid Sick Leave to Employees

On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), requiring all California employers to provide their employees in the state with at least three days of...more

11/25/2014 - Employee Rights New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Calif. Supreme Court Sides Against NLRB, Finds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Enforceable

The Supreme Court of California recently found an employee’s waiver of the right to bring a class action against his former employer enforceable under state law. In the process, the court reversed its 2007 decision in Gentry...more

6/30/2014

California Court Upholds Post-FMLA Fitness for Duty Examination in Face of Safety Concerns

A California appellate court recently held that, where evidence suggests an employee's medical condition may affect his or her ability to safely perform a job, the employee may be required to undergo a fitness for duty...more

4/25/2014 - Employee Evaluations Employer Liability Issues FMLA

Unpaid Film Production Interns Entitled to Minimum Wage, Judge Rules

In a decision likely to affect long-held practices in the entertainment industry and beyond, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated federal and state minimum wage laws by not paying two...more

6/13/2013 - Fox Searchlight Pictures Internships Minimum Wage Movies Unpaid Interns Wages

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