An employer’s arbitration clause was unconscionable and couldn’t be saved by severance.  It required the employee to pay costs he would not incur in a court suit–a $250 filing fee and cost of a postponement if he requested one, neither of which could be shifted to the employer if the employee prevailed.  The clause also provided for an appeal to a three-arbitrator panel but required an appellant to pay the full arbitrator’s fees as well as half the expenses of a new arbitration if the award was reversed–a provision obviously favoring the more well-healed employer. The clause also allowed the employer to recover its attorney fees in some situations it would not be allowed to do so under applicable labor laws in a court suit.  The clause also improperly limited discovery and provided that filing suit didn’t stop the running of the limitations period.  Finally, the clause purported to waive the employee’s right to bring a PAGA claim.  With so many unconscionable provisions, the clause couldn’t be saved by severance.