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Ninth Circuit rules to lift preliminary injunction on California’s ban on mandatory employee arbitration agreements

A split Ninth Circuit panel vacated a 2020 preliminary injunction that blocked the enforcement of California’s A.B. 51, which prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. If the majority decision stands, it will mean that California employers can no longer require their employees or new hires to sign arbitration agreements (among other types of waivers) … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court: Employees who settle their own wage and hour claims still have standing to pursue PAGA

The California Supreme Court ruled on March 12, 2020 that an individual plaintiff’s settlement of their claims against an employer for purported wage and hour violations does not deprive that plaintiff of standing as an authorized representative in a Private Attorney General’s Act (PAGA) action. PAGA deputizes an employee to file a lawsuit for purported … Continue Reading

California Courts Address Employment Arbitration Agreements

Recent opinions by the California Courts of Appeal should encourage employers to review and assess the enforceability of their arbitration and related employment agreements. Court Refuses to Enforce Agreement to Shorten Limitations Period on Wage and Hour Claims In Pellegrino v. Robert Half International, the Court of Appeal found that an agreement to shorten or … Continue Reading
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