Category Archives: Arbitration

CA Employers Get Ready – Many New Employment Laws Going Into Effect on January 1

In his first legislative session since taking office in January 2019, Governor Newsom has signed off on several employment laws that will impact California employers starting January 1, 2020.  Below is a brief summary of some of these laws: AB … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Declines to Order Parties to Arbitration Where Employees’ Dispute Fell Outside Scope of Arbitration Agreement

In yet another appellate decision precluding arbitration of employment claims, Elijahjuan v. Superior Ct., Case No. BC441598 (Filed Oct. 17, 2012), the California Court of Appeal reiterated that while “California law, like federal law, favors enforcement of valid arbitration agreements,” … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Denies Employer’s Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Employee Did Not Sign Arbitration Agreement (Although She Led Her Employer to Believe She Did)

In Gorlach v. The Sports Club Co., Case No. B233672 (2nd Dist. Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 16, 2012), the California Court of Appeal denied the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, finding that there was no evidence that the plaintiff agreed … Continue reading

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