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October 16, 2019

California AB 51 Bans Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

On October 13, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 51 into law, banning most employment arbitration agreements in California starting January 1, 2020.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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September 27, 2019

Sharp Curve Ahead! An Employer’s Roadmap to Recent Legislative Developments in Illinois

The Illinois legislature has been quite active, leaving many employers wondering: “Is Illinois the new California?”

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September 20, 2019

California Supreme Court Rules that the “Underpaid Wages” Component of Labor Code Section 558 is Not a Civil Penalty under PAGA

The California Supreme Court recently held that unpaid wages are not civil penalties under California Labor Code section 558 and are therefore outside the reach of California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

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September 18, 2019

Easily “Shocked”? At Least for Wage Claims, California Supreme Court Lowers Standard for Unconscionability in Arbitration Agreements

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court refused to enforce an employee’s arbitration agreement on the basis that it was unconscionable.

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August 26, 2019

Striking Down Decades-Old Precedent, Ninth Circuit Rules That ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims May Be Arbitrated

On August 20, 2019, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion permitting arbitration of a breach of fiduciary duty claim filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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August 13, 2019

Illinois’ New #MeToo-Inspired Law Creates Sweeping Employer Obligations

In line with recently passed legislation in New York and California, Illinois’ legislature rallied to create a bill that would help increase employee protections by combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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July 22, 2019

Is Your Arbitration Agreement in an Employee Handbook? The Eighth Circuit Issues a Reminder: Arbitration Agreements Must be Contracts

Last week, on the heels of the Supreme Court’s recent pro-arbitration pronouncements, the Eighth Circuit issued a reminder that, although agreements to arbitrate are favored under the law, arbitration agreements must still be contracts.

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July 3, 2019

Second Circuit Sends Home Care Worker’s Putative Class Claims to Union Arbitration on an Individual Basis

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed a significant victory to New York’s home care industry.

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July 1, 2019

What Employment Issues did the Supreme Court Address this Term, and What’s in Store for 2019-2020?

This article provides a brief overview of the significant employment cases decided this Supreme Court term and provides a preview of the issues on the Court’s 2019-2020 docket.

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