In Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, a California court of appeal required an employee to arbitrate his vacation-pay claim despite the state Labor Commissioner's novel objection that the employee should first be allowed to have his claim decided by the Department of State Labor Standards Enforcement ("DLSE") and then arbitrated if the employer was dissatisfied with the DLSE decision. The court held that the federal Arbitration Act required arbitration in lieu of the administrative hearing. The court also opined that the "Armendariz" protections afforded to employees apply to such vacation-pay disputes (for instance, the employer must pay the arbitration forum fees and costs).