In this episode of California Employment NewsLukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v Moriana holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the California law precluding division of individual and non-individual Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions for purposes of compelling arbitration. Not only is arbitration of individual PAGA claims now in play, but employees may not have standing to pursue non-individual PAGA actions in court.

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The long-awaited decision by the US Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana was issued on June 15, 2022, and brings some good news for California employers. The issue before the court was whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a rule of California law that invalidates contractual waivers (e.g. arbitration agreements) of the right to assert representative claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Continue Reading CA Employers: Good News from the US Supreme Court PAGA Actions May Be Subject to Arbitration After All

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Gustavo Naranjo v Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (“Naranjo”), decided by the Second Appellate District in 2019. Employment attorneys Shauna Correia and Lukas Clary discuss the significant and immediate impacts on California employers from this decision. Continue Reading California Employment News: Premium Pay Constitutes Wages

In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss the importance of keeping detailed disciplinary records for all employees and explain what type of documents should be included. Continue Reading California Employment News: How to Draft Employee Disciplinary Records to Protect Your Business