- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
For any employment contract entered into, modified, or extended on or after January 1, 2017, employers can’t require employees who primarily reside and work in California to arbitrate or litigate disputes outside the state or under another state’s laws if the claim or controversy arose in California. Earlier this month, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1241, which prohibits an employer from requiring California employees to bring employment claims against an employer in any venue outside California. Thus, employers may not require employees to sign a forum section clause dictating litigation or arbitration that occur outside California.
- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Glen A. Williams
On September 28, 2016, the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) prevailed in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), displacing the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM-AW) as the chosen bargaining representative of workers at Foster Poultry Farms’ facilities in Livingston, California. The tally from the election was: