More on the Whistleblower Improvement Act, and Another Anti-Arbitration Bill is Introduced
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

We briefly mentioned in SAA 2019-37 (Sep. 25) that the bipartisan Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act had been introduced in the Senate.

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Unanimous California Supreme Court: Employee Covered by an Arbitration Agreement Can’t Use PAGA to Recover Unpaid Wages
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

An employee’s claim for unpaid wages brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act must proceed to arbitration,

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Senate Version of Justice for Servicemembers Act Introduced – By a Republican
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Until now, the many anti-arbitration bills introduced in the 116th Congress have been sponsored by Democrats.

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Poor Henry Schein. After Seven Years, Still No Arbitration, Even After SCOTUS Victory Earlier this Year
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Evaluating the parties predispute arbitration agreement (“PDAA”) for delegation of arbitrability after remand from SCOTUS earlier this year,

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New Taxpayer First Act Apparently Bars Mandatory Arbitration of ALL (Not just IRS) Employee Whistleblower Disputes
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The new Taxpayer First Act signed into law on July 1st apparently bars any employer from requiring arbitration of tax-related whistleblower disputes. The new law also establishes an independent office for resolving taxpayer disputes.

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More on SCOTUS’ 5-4 Holding in Home Depot that Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Can’t Remove a Class Action
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As promised, here’s a more detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s Home Depot decision that the term “defendant,” as used in the general removal statute and in the class action removal statute,

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