In Mendoza v. Trans Valley Transport, the California Court of Appeal held that an arbitration agreement contained in an employee handbook was unenforceable by the employer because the parties did not enter into a binding agreement to arbitrate. The appellate court’s analysis in Mendoza illustrates some problems for employers who place arbitration agreements in employee
Form I-9 updated, employers must use by January 22, 2017
By Anthony Zaller on
Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Resources
USCIS has published a revised Form I-9 that employers can begin to use immediately. The old Form I-9 that has the revision date of 03/08/13 can be used until January 22, 2017.
USCIS published two versions of the Form I-9 – one form that can be completed on a computer, and another that is…
Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (the “UETA”), Civ. Code, §§ 1633.1 et seq., which provides that when a law requires a record…