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...

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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