Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued yet another decision upholding class action waivers contained in arbitration agreements. The court held that the waivers are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") and cannot be invalidated on state law grounds inapplicable to any other contract. Practical Effects: The recent U.S. Supreme Court position is encouraging for employers and provides some basis for concerns for employees. This decision further paves the pathw
Governor Brown increased California’s minimum wage in phases in AB10: “. . .  on and after July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for all industries shall be not less than nine dollars ($9) per hour, and  on and after January 1, 2016, the minimum wage for all industries shall be not less than ten dollars ($10) per hour.” This new law affects pay scales for exempt and non-exempt employees. For non-exempt employees, on and after January 1, 2016, even your lowest-level worker mus
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