Ninth Circuit Gives a Thumbs-Up to the California Supreme Court, Holds the Iskanian Decision Is Not Preempted by Federal Law

By Jennifer Suberlak and Jenna Leyton-Jones In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., No. 13-55184 (9th Cir. Sept. 28, 2015), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a waiver of the plaintiff’s representative Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”) claim could not be enforced. Plaintiff Shukri Sakkab (“Sakkab”) filed a wage and hour class […]

April 22, 2015: SDEA Roundtable with Jenna Leyton-Jones – Arbitration Issues and Updates

On April 22, 2015, Pettit Kohn’s employment & labor attorney Jenna Leyton-Jones will provide a review of recent arbitration related cases at the state and federal levels, as well as provide in-depth analysis of the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation.  Attendees will receive information pertaining to the current enforceability of representative action […]