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US Supreme Court Turns Off The Lights On Coerced Class Arbitration

USA - April 29 2019 Last Wednesday, the US Supreme Court issued yet another pro-employer arbitration decision. In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus Inc. v...

Robin Samuel.

Uncertainty For Retailers: California Court Adopts New Reporting Time Pay Obligations For Employees Who Phone It In

USA - February 22 2019 “Rowdy” Roddy Piper famously said: “Just when they think they have the answers, I change the questions.” California employers can relate to this...

US Supreme Court Rejects A “Wholly Groundless” Exception To Clauses Delegating Arbitrability

USA - January 15 2019 To paraphrase Pharaoh Ramses II, so it is written, so it shall be done. In Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., 586 U.S. __ (January 8, 2019)...

Steven M. Chasin.

You Had Me At “Class Action Waiver”

USA - November 29 2018 As we previously discussed here, the United States Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis was a clear win for employers that seek...

Michael E. Brewer, Robin Samuel.

Familiarity Breeds ContemptAnd Litigation Over Employee Non-Solicits

USA - November 20 2018 California courts mostly take a no prisoners approach to Business and Professions Code section 16600, the statute prohibiting illegal restraints on...

Robin Samuel.