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Fenwick Employment Brief Winter 2017: Case Law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2017

On January 13, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted review in three cases presenting the issue of whether class and collective action


Court refuses to enforce arbitration agreement for lack of consent
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

Recently, the Northern District of California refused to compel arbitration of discrimination claims where an employee refused to sign an acknowledgment of a new mandatory arbitration agreement that expressly stated that continued employment constituted acceptance of the agreement


But no agreement to arbitrate where agreement contains PAGA waiver that was not severable
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

When an arbitration agreement contained an unenforceable waiver of claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA") and the agreement


Employer cannot waive unconscionable portions of arbitration agreement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

Finding that an employment arbitration agreement was procedurally and substantively unconscionable, a U. S. District Court for the Northern District


Court enforces arbitration and class action waiver policy, but allows time to assert PAGA claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2014

Following the California Supreme Court's decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation (reported in the July 2014 FEB), a California federal district


Buyer permitted to enforce arbitration agreement with acquired company’s employees
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

A California court of appeal ruled in Marenco v. DirecTV, LLC that DirecTV could enforce an arbitration agreement between a company it purchased and


Class action waivers in arbitration agreements still viable, but vulnerable, in California
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2012

A California Court of Appeals held in Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc. that the United States Supreme Court decisions in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. V


California courts continue to scrutinize mandatory employment arbitration agreements
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

While many employers favor mandatory employment arbitration for the resolution of employment-related disputes, they must be careful to ensure that their arbitration agreements meet strict legal requirements


Arbitration agreement withstands challenge for lack of notice of arbitration rules or mutuality
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2013

In Peng v. First Republic Bank, a former employee asserting discrimination and other claims challenged the enforceability of the arbitration


Mixed bag on arbitration agreements enforceability questions may be delegated to arbitrator, but agreements still subject to scrutiny
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

A U.S. Supreme Court order and California appellate court decision highlight the continued attention to, and evolving area of the law on