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California employment law wrap-up: The top five developments for California employers in April 2021

United States Publication May 3, 2021

California’s controversial independent contractor ABC test and arbitration agreements are the subjects of key decisions from courts this past month. Plus, California has enacted a new rehiring requirement in certain industries for employees who were let go because of COVID-19. Read below for our brief summary of these and other developments for April 2021.

  1. Ninth Circuit deals blow to motor carriers
  2. California Senate Bill 93 requires the rehiring of some employees laid-off due to COVID-19
  3. Ninth Circuit reiterates its “knowing” waiver standard to compel arbitration of statutory discrimination claims, including those under Title VII
  4. California court of appeals denies arbitration of wage-hour claims while clarifying legal standards surrounding arbitration
  5. California court finds Uber’s PAGA waiver unenforceable

That's a wrap. See you next month for another top five developments for California employers.

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