“Court Holds That Arbitrator Must Decide Whether Partner Is An Employee”

JD Supra has published this article by Keith Bishop of Allen Matkins, discussing a California court’s decision in Zhang v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County. As the article explains, the court was confronted with the issue of whether a law firm partner should be construed as an employee for purposes of a California statute that would preclude a New York arbitration of a dispute between the partner (if deemed to be an employee) and his California law firm. The court effectively removed itself from the fray, determining that, under the arbitration provision, it is for the arbitrator to determine the question of arbitrability.

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