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Viking River: Understanding What the Court’s Newest Arbitration Case Does to PAGA (and How California Can Fix It)

Viking River: Understanding What the Court’s Newest Arbitration Case Does to PAGA (and How California Can Fix It)

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in Viking River Cruises Inc., v. Moriana that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempted in part California’s “Private Attorney Generals Act” (PAGA). The majority opinion by Justice Alito nonetheless hinted that the legislature...

California’s Garment Worker Protection Act Serves as a Victory Against Rampant Wage Theft and Signals a Call for Accountability in All Supply Chains

California’s Garment Worker Protection Act Serves as a Victory Against Rampant Wage Theft and Signals a Call for Accountability in All Supply Chains

On September 27th, California became the first state to require hourly pay—as opposed to piece-rate pay—for garment workers, thus ensuring garment workers actually earn the minimum wage. After signing the Garment Worker Protection Act (SB 62) into law, Governor...