High Court's Refusal To Hear PAGA Case To Spur New Fights

By Erin Coe (January 21, 2015, 10:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Tuesday to disturb the California Supreme Court's CLS Transportation decision holding that workers' state Private Attorneys General Act claims can't be waived in employment arbitration deals is likely to trigger more of these representative claims and push employers to seek removal of the fights to federal court, lawyers say.

The high court declined to hear CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC's challenge to the California Supreme Court's June ruling — which found employment arbitration agreements with class waivers are generally enforceable but agreed with former CLS limo driver Arshavir Iskanian that representative claims under PAGA couldn't be...

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