So Long to Summer Summary (Non-COVID Recent Cases)

Here are some important cases California employers should be reviewing – In-House Investigations When employers assign HR workers to do internal investigations of misconduct, ensure the investigator doesn’t act in bad faith to carry out a pre-determined...

California Arbitration-palooza!

The California courts of appeal have been busy socially distancing themselves from enforcing arbitration agreements. Mostly.  (To be fair, they enforced one too.  I just couldn’t resist the COVID joke.) It gets lonely on lockdown.  Sue me, if you can find an...

AB 51 Arbitration Update

AB 51 – California’s latest anti-arbitration law-  remains on hold.  As we told you here, a district court temporarily blocked enforcement of the new law, which would curb mandatory employment arbitration. The district court extended its temporary...

California Supreme Court Trims a Remedy Available in PAGA Lawsuits

The California Supreme Court threw a curve ball at employment lawyers today, on both sides of the courtroom.  Justice Cuellar issued the unanimous Court’s opinion in ZB, NA v. Superior Court (opinion here). This is a case about PAGA, the Private Attorney General...
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