Tag Archives: PAGA

An Examination of Urgent Employment Issues for HR Executives and In-house Counsel

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST Please join Hunton & Williams LLP for a complimentary webinar that will address current concerns faced by employers in California. This program, co-sponsored by Welch Consulting, will examine the following issues: Fair Pay issues Recent PAGA concerns “Ban the Box” and background checks … Continue Reading

Conflicting Provisions in Arbitration Agreement Puts Employer Back in Court Litigating Representative and Class Claims

A California appellate court recently invalidated an arbitration agreement that an employee had voluntarily entered into on the basis that it contained an unenforceable waiver of the employee's claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA") and, under the parties' agreement, that provision could not be severed.… Continue Reading

Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements Found Enforceable By California Court Of Appeal

On June 4, 2012, the California Court of Appeal held that class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).  In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC, the appeal court affirmed an order to compel arbitration of wage-and-hour claims in light of the 2011 United States Supreme Court case … Continue Reading

California Employers Get A Break – Employee Cannot Bring Successive Lawsuits On Same Or Related Claims

When settling class actions, there is always a question regarding how broad the release can be, and whether an employee can stay silent through the settlement process, only to later sue for claims that arguably were not released.  A California Court of Appeal recently held in Villacres v. ABM Industries that a court-approved class action … Continue Reading