April 26, 2019 / 9:02 PM / a month ago

SF Giants strike out in bid to arbitrate security guard's wage claims

The California Supreme Court has ruled that a security guard for the San Francisco Giants is not required to arbitrate his claims that the baseball team violated a state law requiring immediate payment of wages when a worker is discharged.

The court in a unanimous ruling on Thursday said that because the case hinges on the definition of “discharge” under California labor law, and not the terms of a collective bargaining agreement between plaintiff George Melendez’s union and the Giants, his lawsuit is not preempted by the federal Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA).

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