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Electronic Wage Statements — The Next Trap For Employers?

An employer dodged a bullet before a California jury this week. But the fact that a class was certified and went to a jury suggests that the plaintiff’s bar is increasingly focused on the adequacy of electronic wage...more

The War Between PAGA and Arbitration in California Continues - This Time Employers Win

Employers finally won a key victory in California courts in the continuing conflict between mandatory arbitration/class waiver agreements versus representative actions brought under the California Private Attorneys General...more

California Supreme Court Puts to Rest Labor Code Interpretation

Like the Good Lord, California employees are guaranteed one day of rest every workweek under a new California Supreme Court decision, which will have broad implications for employers in California, especially those in the...more

California Employment Law and Arbitration: The Battle Intensifies

Tuesday, by a two-to-one vote, the Ninth Circuit joined the California Supreme Court in holding that Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims are an exception to the Federal Arbitration Act. In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail...more

California Employment Law and Arbitration: The Battle Intensifies

Yesterday, by a two-to-one vote, the Ninth Circuit joined the California Supreme Court in holding that Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims are an exception to the Federal Arbitration Act. In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail...more

Employment Settlement "Don't Reapply" Clauses Threatened by Ninth Circuit Expansion of California's Business and Professions Code...

Settlements of most employment claims include the employee’s promise not to reapply to the settling employer. The reason is if the employee reapplies after getting the settlement money and is then denied new employment, the...more

California’s Inconsistent Treatment of Pre-Dispute Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Will Remain in Place

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant review in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, leaving in place a California Supreme Court holding that pre-dispute arbitration agreements cannot require...more

California Law on Arbitration Changes... Again

The California Supreme Court today confirmed the validity of an employee’s waiver of the right to bring a class action contained in an arbitration agreement. That’s the good news. However, the court also held that these...more

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