California Court Of Appeals Upholds Employer’s Arbitration Waiver

Can an employer require that its employees arbitrate employment law claims, rather than file lawsuits?

Can an employer require that employees waive the right to take part in class action lawsuits or class arbitrations against the employer?

These issues have been the subject of many lawsuits, court decisions and agency actions in recent years.

Most recently, the California Court of Appeal upheld a contract that required an employee to arbitrate claims against the employer individually in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, a case involving wage-and-hour issues.

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