Arbitration Clauses in California Employment Contracts

Arbitration clauses in employment contracts have been something of a moving target over the past few years. However, the Court of Appeals recently in Sanchez v CarMaz Auto SuperStores California, LLC (2014 DJDAR 2654) gave further guidance, allowing an employment dispute to proceed to arbitration where the court found that the specific arbitration clause in question was neither unilateral nor oppressive. Moreover, the court found that the mere fact that the arbitration clause was a condition of employment did not make it unconscionable. At George & Shields, we routinely advise clients from both the employer and employee side on employment contracts. If you have questions about your employment contract, contact us.

Categories: Employment Law

News & Updates

As we’ve discussed before, California’s new “paid sick leave” law takes effect July 1st. The new law contains several traps for unwary employers. In addition to providing paid time off benefits, there are other important requirements: Workpla… Read More
Effective July 1, 2015, under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014; all California employers must provide their California employees with at least three days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. COVERED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES The… Read More
California’s overtime rules are very specific that employers shall be responsible for overtime compensation and define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time th… Read More