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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno: Supreme Court to Issue Decision in Arbitration Matter

The Supreme Court on Thursday will announce its decision in Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, which raises the following issues:
(1) Can a mandatory employment arbitration agreement be enforced prior to the conclusion of an administrative proceeding conducted by the Labor Commissioner concerning an employee's statutory wage claim?
(2) Was the Labor Commissioner's jurisdiction over employee's statutory wage claim divested by the Federal Arbitration Act under Preston v. Ferrer (2008) __ U.S. __, 128 S.Ct. 978, 169 L.Ed.2d 917?

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