BREAKING NEWS: First appellate construction of Labor Code section 206.5 concludes that it doesn't mean what it seems to say

Greatsealcal100As predicted in this post, the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, has issued a published opinion in Chindarah et al. v. Pick Up Stix, Inc. et al (February 26, 2009).  The opinion construes Labor Code section 206.5, concluding that employer-obtained releases of wage claims in dispute were not void by operation of section 206.5.  There is some qualifying language in the opinion worth mentioning, but, that must wait for another day.