Posts from October 2010.

In the case of Trivedi v. Curexo Technology Corp. published on October 20, 2010, a California appellate court refused to enforce an arbitration provision in an employment contract on the ground that it contained multiple unconscionable provisions. By permitting it to pursue injunctive relief in court, and by including a provision in the agreement requiring that the prevailing party be awarded its ...


The Los Angeles Daily Journal reports that corporate counsel who participated in a recent survey are seeing increases in a variety of employment related claims, especially: wage-and-hour disputes; labor union matters; discrimination cases based on alleged age, sex, gender, and disability, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims. According to the Daily Journal, "Wage-and-hour disputes ...


The California Supreme Court recently upheld the Governor's unilaterially-implemented mandatory furloughs of represented state employees. Professional Engineers in Calfornia Gvoernment, et al. v. Arnold Schwarzeneegar, et al., California Supreme Court Case NO. S183411, October 4, 2010. The Court determined that the Budget Act of 2008 "reasonably included the furlough plan that was then in ...


Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed nine out of the eleven employment-related bills we were tracking that made it to his desk for approval.

The two bills the Governor signed are effective January 1, 2011:

Signed - AB 569 (Emmerson) Meal & Rest Periods - This bill amends Labor Code Section 512 and exempts from meal and rest period provisions, employees in construction, commercial drivers, employees of local ...

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