Arbitration Agreement Contained in Employee Handbook and Signed During Pending Class Action Is Invalid

On April 20, 2018, the California Court of Appeal, in the case Nguyen v. Inter-Coast International Training, Inc., held that an arbitration agreement contained in an employee handbook was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. In that case, after a wage … Continue reading

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Employers Cannot Use Salary History to Defend Against Equal Pay Claims

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc that an employee’s prior salary does not constitute a “factor other than sex” to justify wage disparities between male and female employees. “Other than sex” factors is limited to legitimate, … Continue reading

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Think Before You Ask: New Laws Banning Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary and Wage History

Many standardized job applications contain a section asking applicants for the names of their prior employers, dates of employment, and the salary or wage they earned. Nationwide employers beware: this practice could be unlawful, depending on where you operate. To … Continue reading

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