SCOTUS Considers California Arbitration Case Involving PAGA

Betty Q. Hixson

Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. California employers seeking to have employee disputes resolved via arbitration face formidable obstacles in Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, as the Court’s liberal trio continues to raise tough questions about the fairness of forcing labor disputes […]

Misclassification as Labor Law Violation Teed up in Ports Case

Betty Q. Hixson

National Labor Relations Board prosecutors have opened a case that could reverse Trump-era board precedent and make misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor a standalone unfair labor practice. Five trucking, warehousing and logistics companies in Southern California violated federal labor law by designating drivers as independent contractors, NLRB lawyers […]