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California Supreme Court Rejects the De Minimis Doctrine

The de minimis doctrine (taken from the Latin maxim de minimis non curat lex) means “[t]he law does not concern itself with trifles”. In adopting this doctrine, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that insignificant periods of time beyond scheduled working hours, which cannot be precisely recorded for … Read More

Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context Do Not Violate the NLRA

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires courts to enforce agreements to arbitrate. However, its “saving clause” states that written arbitration agreements “shall be valid, irrevocable, and enforceable, save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract.” On the other hand, the National … Read More