Calif. Court Reverses Arbitration Of Temp Agency OT Case

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday denied Labor Ready Southwest Inc.'s bid to compel arbitration in a class action alleging the temporary employment agency didn't compensate workers who waited hours to get job assignments, ruling the request was untimely.

Labor Ready had argued that it would've been useless to file the motion before the U.S. Supreme Court's March 2011 decision in Mobility v. Concepcion, which said federal law permits businesses to enforce contracts that exclude class action arbitration. But the appeals court said Thursday that a...
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