Another long-awaited Supreme Court ruling dealt with whether a baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding violated the civil rights of the gay couple.  Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111 (U.S., 6/4/18).  The baker told the couple he didn’t make cakes for same-sex weddings, and contend...
In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers could require mandatory individual employment agreements with employees that require individual arbitrations rather than any type of class or collective actions.  Plaintiffs had contended that such limits on class and collective actions interfered with their protected concerted act...
During the Obama Administration particularly, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had become very restrictive of employer work rules that might be interpreted by someone to "chill" legitimate union or concerted protected activities.  For example, a rule prohibiting "walking off the job" might be interpreted by some to prohibit engaging in a wor...

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