More Arbitration News for California Employers

On June 16, 2022, we posted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana. There, the Court struck down the waiver in Viking’s arbitration agreement of Moriana’s right to bring a representative PAGA claim.  However, it upheld the...

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...

CA Supreme Court: Settling Plaintiffs May Continue as PAGA Representative

PAGA, or the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, is that law that allows employees to collect penalties for wage and hour violations, which  only the Labor Commissioner used to be able to seek.  The plaintiff-employee “stands in the shoes” of the state....

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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