Thurman v. Bayshore Transit Management, Inc: Employee May Recover Unpaid Wages Under Civil Penalties
Under California law, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is authorized to collect civil penalties for specified labor law violations committed by employers. However, in the past few decades, California enforcement agencies had declined and were unlikely to keep pace with the future growth of the labor market.
Arbitration is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that allows employers and non-union employees to resolve disputes out of court by submitting the matter to a mutually-selected arbitrator. Arbitration is generally preferred by employers because the proceedings are confidential, speedy, less expensive than litigation, flexible, and most importantly final.