Pointing To Concepcion, 99 Cents Only Wins Arbitration Bid

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Thursday sent an employment dispute involving 99 Cents Only Stores to arbitration, effectively siding with the retailer's argument that a 2011 California Supreme Court ruling was preempted by the U.S. Supreme Court's Concepcion decision.

Ruling on a case that hinged on the applicability of a state high court ruling in Sonic-Calabasas A. Inc. v. Moreno — which held that employees are entitled to a hearing before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, known as a “Berman hearing,” even if they...
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