Federal Judge Finds California Law Claims Are Not Preempted By ERISA

Mealey's (February 18, 2016, 2:14 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on Feb. 16 remanded an hourly worker’s claims for violation of the California Labor Code and California's unfair competition law (UCL) to a state court, finding that his claims against his employer were not completely preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (Ruben Mendoza, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, v. Aramark Services Inc., et al., No. 150-cv-05142, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18648).

(Opinion available. Document #58-160315-002Z.)

Ruben Mendoza, individually and on...
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