CA Supreme Court: FAA preempts California State-law Rule Categorically Prohibiting Waiver of a Berman hearing

CA Supreme Court: FAA preempts California State-law Rule Categorically Prohibiting Waiver of a Berman hearing

In Sonic-Calabasas A., Inc. v. Moren, 2013 Cal. LEXIS 8111 (Cal. Oct. 17, 2013) (“Sonic II”), in light of Concepcion, the Court overruled its previous contrary holding in Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno (2011) 51 Cal.4th 659 (“Sonic I”) and held that the FAA preempts California state-law rule categorically prohibiting waiver of a Berman hearing.

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CA Court of Appeals Refused to Enforce Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement

CA Court of Appeals Refused to Enforce Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement

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.

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