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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


Ninth Circuit affirms Iskanian ruling rendering PAGA waivers illegal
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., the Ninth Circuit affirmed the California Supreme Court's Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los


Six-month claims limitations period in arbitration agreement unconscionable
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

In Bowlin v. Goodwill Industries of Greater East Bay, Inc., a California federal district court found Goodwill's requirement, as part of an


Recent cases provide helpful reminders regarding best practices (and pitfalls) with employment arbitration clauses
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

Scrutiny of mandatory, pre-employment arbitration agreements continues before California state and federal courts. Several recent decisions provide


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


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


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


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


Supreme Court emphasizes supremacy of Federal Arbitration Act
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2012

In Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. v. Howard, the United States Supreme Court chided the Oklahoma Supreme Court for exceeding its authority and failing to