Court of appeal permits alleged joint employer to compel arbitration

A temporary employee sued his staffing company and the company where he worked for wage and hour violations and unfair business practices. Both companies asked the court to compel arbitration based on the employee's arbitration agreement with the staffing company. The employee conceded that he would need to arbitrate his claims against the staffing company, but he objected to arbitrating his claims against the alleged joint employer, which wasn't a signatory to the arbitration agreement. The trial court granted the motion to compel for both the staffing company and the alleged joint employer. The court of appeal affirmed the trial court's ruling.

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