Posts Tagged ‘arbitration agreements’

CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

On Friday, the California Chamber of Commerce welcomed a ruling by United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a law that would have banned employers from, as a condition of employment, entering into arbitration agreements for claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and […]

3 Feb 20 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Yesterday, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1, 2020. AB 51 is the bill that prohibits employers from requiring an arbitration agreement as a […]

31 Dec 19 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019. Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while […]

15 Oct 19 - General - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Recent NLRB Advice on Employer Policies, Arbitration Agreements

On June 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released two advice memoranda addressing common employment policies and arbitration agreements. Social Media, Confidentiality and Personal Device Policies In a memo originally issued in August 2018, several policies contained in the Coastal Industries, Inc. employee handbook were considered unlawful under the […]

27 Jun 19 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Nos. 16-285, 16-300, 16-307 (May 21, 2018)). Background In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the […]

24 May 18 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »