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California Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Plaintiff’s State Rights

An arbitration clause in a consumer agreement was enforceable, including the class action waiver, despite four supposedly one-sided arbitration provisions in the agreement, the California Supreme Court has held. Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC, No. S199119 (Aug. 3, 2015). The much-anticipated decision has significant implications for arbitration agreements between employers and employees.… Continue Reading

California Court Rules On Protections Against Contracts: Why You Should Review Your Form Agreements Today

A divided Ninth Circuit court ruled this week that California’s protections against contracts restraining employment were not explicitly limited to non-compete agreements.  Rather, the law can apply to any type of employment agreement, including settlement agreements. In Donald Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group et al., case number 12-16514, the employer and employee entered … Continue Reading
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