“It is up to the state courts, not an arbitrator, to interpret state labor law standards applicable to all workers." Union employees may be able to avoid forced arbitration, depending on the language in their collective bargaining agreement and the types of claims brought in the lawsuit. On April 25, 2019, in Melendez v. S.F. Baseball Associates, LLC (SC S245607 4/25/19), the California Supreme Court held that a lawsuit for unpaid wages upon discharge under Labor Code section
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