May 24, 2018 No comments

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

May 4, 2012 No comments

Attorney’s Fees Not Available For California Meal and Rest Break Claims Under Labor Code Section 226.7

May a party who prevails on an action based on Labor Code section 226.7 for failure to provide rest breaks be awarded attorneys fees? That was the question that was answered in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc., 53 Cal.4th 1244, 1248 (2012). Plaintiffs Anthony Kirby and Rick Leech, Jr. … Read More