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This time of the year county board of education personnel offices are busy filling both professional and service positions for the fast approaching 2014-15 school year (yeah, it’s hard to believe the school year will be here...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
The U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia says a company that hired away a competitor’s employees may be liable for tortious interference. This can occur with an at-will business contract without the need...more
The California Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable – with one gaping exception. Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, L.L.C., S204032 (Cal. June 23,...more
As education and employment lawyers, we experience schools’ collective challenges at a far greater rate than any individual institution. This year, the issue that schools have struggled with most is the failure to document...more
On June 23, the California Supreme Court issued its first opinion upholding a class action waiver following the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011). Iskanian v....more
In an opinion filed June 23, 2014, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC,(Iskanian) the California Supreme Court gave employers some relief when faced with class action suits. The court's significant decision will...more
California Supreme Court rules the Federal Arbitration Act preempts State’s refusal to enforce class arbitration waivers on public policy or unconscionability grounds; holds PAGA claims unwaivable.
On June 23, 2014,...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
Given the rising use of non-competes in all manner of businesses, we asked JD Supra contributors to tell us what's required in a successful agreement between employer and employee. Here is what we heard back....more
A recent decision from the Massachusetts federal district court serves as a good reminder to Massachusetts employers that courts are unlikely to view the breach of a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement as justification...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
In AB v. CD  EWCA Civ 229, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales addressed an issue with surprisingly little precedent. It held that a claimant seeking an injunction to prevent an alleged wrongful termination of a...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
The beginning of summer marks the start of a new chapter for both recent graduates looking for work and the businesses looking to hire them.
But before you dive into that growing pile of resumes on your desk, take a...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
On the same day the California Supreme Court upheld an arbitration agreement containing a class action waiver in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles, LLC, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld employment...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, the California Supreme Court provided mixed blessings to California employers. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, No. S204032 (June 23, 2014), the Court upheld class action waivers in arbitration agreements,...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
The CEO of an emerging growth company called me a while ago, a bit shocked after having seen the employment contracts that had just been issued to a couple of new hires in Hong Kong. “How could they be longer than mine!? ...more
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