Portions of employer liability in California PAGA actions are dischargeable in bankruptcy under a bankruptcy court decision issued this summer. Specifically, employers’ liability for the 25% share of PAGA penaltiesContinue Reading PAGA Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
As we blogged about here, the United States Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana divided PAGA claims into two buckets: (1) individual PAGA claims; and (2)…Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive After Individual Arbitration— Employer-Friendly Viking River Ruling Nullified by California Supreme Court
The California Supreme Court granted review of Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Adolph”) in July 2022. The case calls into question whether a PAGA representative maintains standing…Continue Reading Mark Your Calendars – PAGA Waivers to be Decided by August 7, 2023
The California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to California employers—employees who’s individual PAGA claims are compelled to arbitration now maintain standing to bring their representative PAGA claims in court.Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive Arbitration Agreements—California Rejects U.S. Supreme Court’s Viking River Holding
Good news – employers may now argue that wage statement errors were not “willful” as a defense to wage statement claims.
Not everything from Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.…Continue Reading Wage Statement Violations – Court Recognizes Good-Faith Dispute Defense
How does a California employer prove in litigation that it actually provides rest breaks? How much evidence is enough? Well, after litigating this issue what seems to be hundreds of…Continue Reading Give Me a Break (a Rest Break That Is)
During the pandemic when workplaces were closed and employees had to work from home due to Covid-19 restrictions, employers were required to either provide the equipment needed to work from…
Continue Reading When & How Much to Pay for Work-From-Home Expenses in a Post Pandemic World
We’ve discussed before how phishing scams target employers. A new scam focuses on defendants who have settled class-action claims. The scammers send wire transfer instructions that appear to come…
Continue Reading Scam Targets Defendants in Class-Action Cases
When you draft employment arbitration agreements, it’s not enough to know what the law is. You should also know what the law will be at the time that someone challenges…
Continue Reading Judicial Hostility to Employment Arbitration Flares up in 9th Circuit