APPEALING A LABOR COMMISSIONER DECISION

California employees may claim unpaid wages, unreimbursed expenses, penalties, and interest via administrative complaints filed with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (also known as the Labor Commissioner’s office). Claims not settled are resolved via an...

A Few Quick Employment Law Updates (Moderately California-Related)

Here are quick summaries of some recent employment law developments that may be of interest to California employers. OK, the first one will be of some interest. The second two are kind of boring.  Meal Period Penalties / Premiums and PAGA –  The Court of Appeal...

FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT INAPPLICABLE SOMETIMES

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) evinces a national policy favoring arbitration.  The law provides for strong, uniform, and broad enforcement of arbitration agreements when it applies. It preempts state laws and court decisions that disfavor arbitration.  For...
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