California Labor Commissioner’s Lack of Evidence Leads Court to Compel Arbitration

By Christine M. Mueller A California appellate court was unimpressed with the evidence, or lack thereof, used to challenge an arbitration provision. In Performance Team Freight Systems, Inc. v. Aleman, a group of truck drivers who entered into independent contractor agreements with Performance Team Freight Systems, Inc. (“the Company”) filed wage claims with the California […]

Employer Successfully Challenges PAGA Claim Based on Insufficient Notice Letter

By Christine Mueller The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) dismissed an employee’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) claim because the plaintiff failed to comply with the PAGA’s notice requirements. In Alcantar v. Hobart Service et al., the plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit against his employer alleging that he was not compensated for […]

Pettit Kohn’s Christine Mueller Quoted in The Daily Transcript During Law Week

New Undocumented Driver’s License Law Tests Employers By Lyle Moran, The Daily Transcript April 24, 2015 A California law prohibiting discrimination against those possessing AB 60 licenses — driver’s licenses for undocumented persons — has created some confusion and challenges for employers. The law, AB 1660, went into effect in early January, which is when […]

Employment Attorney Christine Mueller Published in The Daily Transcript

Managing Worker’s Compensation Leaves of Absence By Christine Mueller, Esq.; Employment Attorney Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz March 30, 2015 Companies are facing increasing costs of workers’ compensation insurance, as well as increasing administrative obligations in handling employee leaves of absence due to workplace injuries. Generally, employers must provide a workers’ compensation leave of absence […]