A California appellate court has ruled that where an arbitration agreement compels arbitration of employment claims but is silent on whether class actions are authorized, the trial court wrongly compelled the employer to participate in a wage and hour class arbitration.
Does an employee have the right to proceed before the California Labor Commission after signing an agreement to arbitrate all claims? That is a question the California Supreme Court will have to decide after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated its decision in Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno and remanded the case for further consideration in light of AT&T Mobility v…. Continue Reading
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court again tackled the thorny issue of arbitration in light of the Federal Arbitration Act and struck down a California rule that effectively invalidated arbitration agreements that prevented class actions.