Ex-E&Y Worker Asks For 9th Circ. Rehearing In Wage Dispute
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2013, 10:43 PM ET) -- An ex-Ernst & Young LLP financial managing associate told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday it erred by validating an arbitration agreement because the accounting giant chose to actively litigate her wage-and-hour class suit instead of trying to compel arbitration in a timely manner.
In her suit, Michelle Richards is demanding compensation for unpaid overtime and statutory damages over meal and rest breaks. Petitioning the appellate court for a rehearing or a rehearing en banc, Richards claimed the arbitration agreement, which contains a class waiver, is unlawful...