California Supreme Court Ruling On Arbitration Agreements May Require Revision Of Existing Agreements Used In California
By Nancy Abell, Howard Hay and Paul W. Cane, Jr.
On August 24, 2000, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the legality of pre-dispute arbitration agreements between employers and employees. In Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare Services, Inc.,2000 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9401 (August 25, 2000), the Court defined parameters for enforceable pre-dispute arbitration programs.