Late last month, the California Supreme Court decided Gentry v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County addressing the question whether the courts will enforce the provisions of an arbitration agreement waiving the right to bring a class action arbitration when overtime is sought. This has had lots of coverage in the blawgs, as you can see here, here and here, and very little in the general media (although the LA Times did cover it pretty well here). The Court held that there is a balancing process, but in most instances, it looks as though the class action wavier will be invalid. But what's interesting is the court's view of both overtime suits and class actions, both of which played key roles in the decision.
More after the jump.