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Managing the Modern Workplace

On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that prohibits employers from requiring any applicant or employee “waive any right, forum or procedure for a violation of any…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 24, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

With the California legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 on September 11, 2019, which sharply restrains businesses’ use of independent contractors, California businesses welcomed some good news…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 18, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

It should go without saying that, when an employer presents an employee with an arbitration agreement, it is not enough for the employee to sign the document simply, “I’ve reviewed the agreement.” An…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 27, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“The Dodgers are the Uber of baseball,” wrote Sports Illustrated ’s Tom Verducci in the magazine’s February 11, 2019 issue. He meant that the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have represented the National…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 9, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Most employers mandating arbitration agreements as a condition of employment do not intend to prevent employees from filing unfair labor charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 25, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When most employers think about arbitration with their employees, they think about arbitrating the claims of one employee at a time.

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 25, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Texas is still a long way from becoming California when it comes to employment law, and no one expects the Republican dominated Texas legislature to follow the recent trend of other state…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 26, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We recognize that many employers — and likely many readers of this blog — have implemented arbitration programs for addressing disputes with employees by including those provisions in employment…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 13, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A major battle is being waged in California over the business model of ride share companies — and by proxy, the future of the gig economy (we have discussed the ongoing challenges facing the gig…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 4, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Adding an arbitration provision to an employment contract has been a familiar practice for many HR professionals in the United States. That’s unlikely to change, particularly since the U.S. Supreme…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 24, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As we discussed in a previous post , the Supreme Court recently ruled that employers may enforce class-waiver arbitration clauses in employment agreements and require an employee to arbitrate his…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 7, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As we have repeatedly discussed on the Managing the Modern Workplace blog, the fate of employers’ dispute resolution programs, and other arbitration clauses that include class and collective action…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 21, 2018