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Tag Archives: Arbitration

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – OCTOBER 2015

Arbitration of Employment Claims. The California legislature recently passed AB 465, which is a bill that prohibits employers from requiring employees to agree to arbitrate employment claims as a condition of their employment.  Other provisions of AB 465 include: 1) requiring employers to prove that arbitration was entered into voluntarily; 2) prohibiting employers from threatening, […]

LITIGATION UPDATES – OCTOBER 2015

Hannah Montana Creators Not Entitled to Profits Two creators of the Walt Disney Co.’s hit kid’s television show “Hannah Montana” lost their bid for a cut of the show’s merchandising profits when a California judge refused to vacate an arbitration ruling upholding Disney’s interpretation of their profit-sharing deal.  BMW Hit With Large Verdict Over Fake […]

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – JUNE 2014

Cal-OSHA regulations require that employees who work outdoors in temperatures exceeding 85 degrees must be given a five minute “heat recovery” break as necessary to protect from overheating.  SB 435 is a new law effective in 2014 that requires one hour of premium pay for an employer’s failure to provide such “heat recovery” periods to […]

Eminent Domain Group Successfully Defeats Challenge to Arbitration Award in California Appellate Court

Partner Michael H. Leifer and associate Erin B. Naderi represented the landowner in a land lease rent adjustment arbitration against the owners of 150 leasehold condominium units.  A significant arbitration award was issued against the unit owners.  Post-arbitration, the unit owners attempted to challenge the arbitration award.  Mr. Leifer and Ms. Naderi successfully defeated the […]

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