Monday, September 26, 2022

Ninth Circuit Panel to Rehear Arguments on California’s Mandatory Arbitration Ban

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has voted to withdraw its original ruling on California arbitration agreements in employment and rehear arguments on...

U.S. High Court Ruling Supports Arbitration

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can...

Appeals Court Sides with CalChamber in Prop. 65 Ruling on Acrylamide in Food

Last week, California businesses won another victory in the continuing debate over whether the Proposition 65 warning requirement applies to acrylamide in food and...
Federal Update

New Federal Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

Last week, President Joe Biden signed legislation making pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers invalid and unenforceable for claims of sexual harassment or...

Law Giving Unions Access to Private Property Ruled Unconstitutional

A Supreme Court victory was handed down to employers on June 23 in a case filed by two California agriculture businesses who challenged a...

CalChamber Wins Landmark Prop. 65 Ruling

California businesses scored a landmark victory last week when Chief District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California granted the California Chamber...

State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 22 Independent Contractor Initiative

The California Supreme Court this week rejected an attempt to overturn Proposition 22, the voter-approved ballot initiative classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors. A group...

State Supreme Court Says Dynamex Decision Is Retroactive

The California Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that its April 2018 decision changing the test for determining whether a worker is an independent...

Progress on Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

Challenges to Proposition 65 acrylamide warnings scored victories in two cases last month. A California Superior Court judge ruled last month in favor of coffee...

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Sexual Orientation, Transgender Protections

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on whether a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity fall within Title VII of...

Chief Justice Delays All California Jury Trials for 60 Days

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on March 23 suspended all criminal and civil trials in the state’s superior courts for 60 days in an...

Chief Justice Calls for Homelessness Study

In her State of the Judiciary address this week, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye described how the judicial branch remains accountable, champions the needs...

Court Order Underscores Reasoning Behind Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court order formalizing the ruling halting enforcement of the anti-arbitration law challenged by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition highlights the...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

Anti-Arbitration Lawsuit Update

As Alert went to print this week, a U.S. District Court judge was scheduled to hear arguments on whether to permanently stop a new...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Challenges Anti-Arbitration Law in U.S. District Court

A coalition of businesses led by the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on December 6 to stop a new California law that...

CalChamber Files Lawsuit to End Prop.65 Warnings for Acrylamide

On behalf of its members, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on October 7 to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings...