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California employees can waive class claims in an arbitration agreement, but not PAGA claims

USA - July 22 2014 Resolving an issue that has created uncertainty for California employers, the California Supreme Court recently held inIskanian v. CLS Transportation...

Dan Ko Obuhanych.

Home delivery drivers working in California misclassified as contractors

USA - July 22 2014 In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that California delivery drivers were improperly classified as...

Dan Ko Obuhanych.

Professor allowed to prove that her release of claims was procured by fraud

USA - July 22 2014 Diane Schmidtwho suffered from fibromyalgiawas a political science professor at California State University in Chico who sued the...

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Commission allocation across pay periods not permitted to meet commissioned employee exemption compensation requirement

USA - July 22 2014 California's wage orders exempt from overtime requirements "any employee whose earnings exceed one and one-half (1 12) times the minimum wage if...

Dan Ko Obuhanych.

Change to handbook arbitration policyadding class action waiverwas valid and enforceable

USA - July 22 2014 On the same day that the California Supreme Court issued Iskanian, another important ruling with respect to class action arbitration waivers was...

Dan Ko Obuhanych.