I regularly receive questions about compelling arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. In particular, people ask : (1) Can I file a motion to compel before any other “complaint” is filed; (2) What should I call my...more
In a welcome development for California businesses, the California Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling on June 23, 2014, holding that California law permits employers to require employees to sign arbitration agreements...more
Class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable according to a California Supreme Court decision issued yesterday. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, the California Supreme Court finally...more
On June 23, the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, a case involving state wage and hour claims, recognized that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 Concepcion decision effectively invalidated the California...more
The California Supreme Court issued an important decision last week on the enforceability of employment class action waivers included in arbitration agreements. The result: private parties can contract for the waiver of the...more
However, the court found PAGA representative action waivers unenforceable; employers should consider practical implications with respect to arbitration agreements.
On June 23, the California Supreme Court issued its...more
On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)....more
The California Supreme Court has upheld the use of class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles (June 23, 2014), the court held that a state's refusal to enforce...more
Employers Can Now Force Individual Arbitrations of Employee Wage and Hour Claims -
Class action arbitration waivers are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, the California Supreme Court recently ruled in its...more
On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, confirming that an express class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable under...more
This week, the California Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of class action waivers in the context of employment arbitration agreements in its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. ...more
This week the Supreme Court of California held that the FAA preempts California’s 2007 Gentry ruling, one that protected employees from nearly all class action waivers in arbitration agreements. Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los...more
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, upholding class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements. This means that the U.S. Supreme...more
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court at least partially retreated from a long-standing reluctance to enforce many business arbitration agreements. In an opinion by Justice Goodwin Liu, a 6-1 court affirmed in most respects...more
We have written previously of the back and forth between the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court on questions relating to mandatory binding arbitration and class action waivers in the workplace (see...more
On January 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts New Mexico common law that a compulsory-arbitration provision in a contract may be unconscionable and...more
As reported previously here, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) in D.R. Horton, Inc., 357 NLRB No. 184 (2012), held that requiring employees to enter into an arbitration agreement containing a...more
Although the Circuit Courts of Appeals that have addressed the issue currently stand united in the view that class arbitration waivers in individual employment contracts do not violate the National Labor Relations Act...more
In the controversial 2012 decision D.R. Horton, Inc., the NLRB held that mandatory arbitration agreements requiring all employment disputes to be resolved through individual (as opposed to class) arbitration violate NLRA §...more
Last December, the Fifth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB, holding that employers may require employees to sign arbitration agreements categorically waiving the right to pursue employment...more
The First and Ninth Circuits recently issued opinions concerning the validity of state laws requiring “informed consent” to, or “full disclosure” of, arbitration clauses in attorney retainer agreements. Although the First...more
In This Issue:
- What Law Applies to Arbitration Clauses?
- What Do You Have to Prove?
- How Have Courts Treated Motions to Compel Arbitration?
- Do You Want to Enforce Your Arbitration?
- What Should...more
Granite State Ins. Co. v. Clearwater Ins. Co., No. C 13-2924 SI, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118413 (N.D. Ca. Aug. 19, 2013).
In a very recent case, a California federal court partially denied the petition and denied the...more
Non-competes are governed by different rules from other contracts. Courts limit non-competes to certain circumstances, such as when an individual has received confidential information, goodwill, or specialized training; even...more
A recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals marks a significant victory for employers....more
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