Make Sure Your Arbitration Agreements Contain Class Action Waivers

California Workplace & Employment Law Blog

August 5th, 2018

Make Sure Your Arbitration Agreements Contain Class Action Waivers

Arbitration

During the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent term, the Court held that companies can use arbitration agreements to prohibit workers from suing their employers in class action lawsuits. This means that an employer can include a clause in its arbitration agreements which requires the employee to waive the right to bring any claims against the employer as part of a class action lawsuit.

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June 13th, 2018

How To Handle Disability Leaves

Harassment & Discrimination, Paid Sick Leave, Reasonable Accommodation

One of the main areas where I see employers botch their legal duties to their employees (and thereby potentially invite lawsuits) arises with employees who request disability leaves. There are different laws that provide for disability-related leave, such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA) (both of which apply only to employers with 50 or more employees), as well as California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave law. But the most common type of leave requested is disability leave under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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