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Paga Representative Actions Cannot Be Compelled To Arbitration

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2015 | Employment Law

In June 2015, the California Court of Appeal in the case of Williams v. Superior Court (2015) 237 Cal. App. 4th 642, overturned a trial court ruling granting Defendant’s motion to compel Plaintiff’s representative PAGA case to arbitration.  The Court of Appeal held that pursuant to the holding in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (2014) 59 Cal.4th 348, 384, a representative PAGA action cannot be compelled to arbitration.

The Law Offices of Choi & Associates along with the Diversity Law Group, P.C. continues to litigate this case in the Los Angeles Superior Court – Complex Civil West.  The trial court case number is BC 497309.  The underlying case alleges that Defendant Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (formerly known as Pinkerton Government Services, Inc.) failed to provide legally mandated rest periods in violation of California Labor Code section 226.7.  Plaintiff seeks penalties under Lab. Code, § 2699 et seq on behalf of all aggrieved employees of Defendant.  

If you have any questions regarding this case, please contact the Law Offices of Choi & Associates at 213-592-3309.