Firm opposes effort to force arbitration in employment dispute

March 5, 2018 – Firm lawyers Nick Carlin and Brian Conlon filed papers today opposing the petition of Hanlees Auto Group to compel individual arbitration of wage theft class action claims arising from Hanlees’ systematic failure to provide meal and rest breaks to its workers while falsifying time records to make it look like they were getting such breaks.  In those papers, the firm’s lawyers argued that the purported arbitration agreement is invalid and unenforceable and that it would essentially be a “get-out-of-jail free card” for Hanlees.  Hanlees owns and operates 16 car dealerships in California; hundreds of current and past employees have potentially been impacted by the practices alleged in the firm’s lawsuit.  A hearing on the matter in the Alameda County Superior Court is expected shortly.  For more information on the case, or if you have had similar employment experience with Hanlees, click here.