The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that examines whether the FAA preempts a class action case filed by an employee under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) when the employee is subject to an arbitration agreement.
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called the use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment "unfair" in a lively session, while SHRM Chief of Staff Emily Dickens wondered instead about improving the arbitration process.
The DOJ has filed criminal charges for the first time against a company for using an employee no-poaching agreement, demonstrating the need for HR to ensure companies' hiring practices do not violate federal anti-trust laws.
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