Important Update: California Court of Appeal Decision on Arbitration Fees

The California Court of Appeal has indicated that provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) may preempt California’s stricter requirements under Code of Civil Procedure section 1281.97. This section imposes severe penalties for the untimely payment of arbitration fees in employment and consumer arbitrations. Key Points of Section 1281.97: • Strict Penalties for Late Payment:…

Alert for California Employers: Recent Class Action Highlights Risks of Non-Compliance with Lactation Accommodation Laws

We want to bring to your attention to a significant legal trend that could impact your compliance strategies. Recent class action lawsuits filed against Starbucks in California, and against McDonalds and Amazon in other states, underscore the crucial importance of adhering to state laws regarding lactation accommodations for breastfeeding/nursing employees who need to pump at…