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California Enacts New PAGA Amendments as Part of Governor’s Budget Bill

USA - July 5 2016 The Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves…

Allison Riechert Giese, Megan M. Lawson

Court strikes down proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees – again!

USA - August 13 2013 After suffering defeat in the United States Supreme Court, Plaintiffs in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. returned to court in California in an…

Sara E. Dionne, Lindsey Connor Hulse

“Picking off” plaintiffs in FLSA collective actions: Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk

USA - May 7 2013 Earlier this month in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court held that it is permissible for defendants…

Andrea L. Brown, Mark R. Thompson

Supreme Court to clarify key issues regarding the permissibility of class arbitration

USA - December 11 2012 In the last several years, the enforcement of agreements to arbitrate disputes, whether between businesses or between businesses and their employees, has become a hotly contested issue in the courts.

David A. Prahl, Aubry R. Holland

California wage-and-hour suit over employee trading policies pre-empted by federal law

USA - May 31 2011 In the past year, several class action lawsuits have been filed in California claiming that employee trading policies of broker-dealers, which require employees to generally maintain their personal brokerage accounts in-house, violates a California law that prohibits employers from forcing employees to patronize the employer

Mike Delikat, Kenneth Herzinger, Trish Higgins