Iskanian V. CLS Will Continue To Divide Calif. Courts

Law360, New York (January 28, 2015, 3:23 PM EST) -- In an ongoing legal saga taking place over the California Supreme Court's decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC, California federal courts are demonstrating a clear reluctance to follow the ruling, which held that arbitration provisions requiring employees to waive Private Attorney General Act claims were not enforceable.

In early December, a California federal court compelled two assistant store managers who brought an overtime class action against Sears Holdings Management Corp. to arbitrate their dispute. In so doing, the court held that federal law preempts the state prohibition against agreements that waive a worker's ability to bring a PAGA...

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