California Supreme Court: A Downside to Arbitration

Employers should remember that arbitration is not a panacea. There are pros and cons, as with most things. The California Supreme Court today unanimously reminded everybody of one of the pitfalls.  The case is Heimlich v. Shivji and the opinion is here.   The...

INVESTIGATING CLAIMS INVOLVING FORMER EMPLOYEES

Employers’ obligations to investigate workplace-related claims do not end when the complainant or the accused no longer works for the business. Former employees’ complaints come to employers’ attention in different ways.  The employer may learn about a concern during...

California Reporting Time / Call-Back Pay Update

Well, the California Supreme Court denied review in the Ward v. Tilly’s case.  Here’s our original post about the Court of Appeal’s decision. Here’s our firm’s article.   The California Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case is...

Court of Appeal: Arbitration Agreements May Apply Retroactively

Let’s say that an employee has been working for a business for 30 years or so, and then the employer issues an arbitration agreement.  Does it apply to claims that may have arisen before the agreement was signed? That’s one of the issues the Court of...
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