9th Circuit: Employee’s Right To Bring PAGA Action Is Unwaivable

(March 10, 2016, 10:04 AM EST) -- PASADENA, Calif. — A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 19 reversed dismissal of a worker’s representative Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims, finding that they are not preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), and remanded for the district court to determine whether the claims should be litigated or arbitrated (Michael Hopkins, et al. v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company, of Los Angeles, No. 13-56126, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 2974).

(Memorandum available. Document #73-160311-033Z.)

Michael Hopkins worked for BCI Coca-Cola Bottling...
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