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Divided Ninth Circuit Reinstates Part of California’s Anti-Arbitration Law

USA - September 22 2021 For many years, state and federal courts in California have opposed arbitration and have manufactured frameworks under which they become…

Gregory V. Mersol

California Supreme Court Clarifies Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Statute in Hospital Peer Review Proceedings

USA - August 2 2021 Relying on a technical interpretation of California’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute, the California Supreme…

Mark A. Kadzielski, Jenna N. Scott

California Court Affirms Value of Employee Time Punches in Defeating Class Certification

USA - May 12 2021 In a sweet ruling for employers, a California court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s denial of class certification of a meal break claim due to…

Vartan S. Madoyan

California Supreme Court: Employee Time Punches Are Presumptive Evidence of Meal Period Compliance

USA - February 25 2021 California’s Supreme Court issued an opinion today that will likely further increase employers’ risk of class action lawsuits arising out of meal…

Vartan S. Madoyan

Ninth Circuit Holds Employee Expense Per Diem Can Constitute ‘Wages’ to Determine the Regular Rate

USA - February 9 2021 In a case involving two certified classes, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded this week that an employer’s per diem paid to traveling…