The trend nationally has been to require employees through individual arbitration agreements to arbitrate their legal claims on the theory that the arbitration process is quicker and cheaper than going to court.  Some employers are going the opposite direction, however, and putting provisions into their grievance and arbitration procedures indicating...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has asked the Supreme Court to review whether arbitration agreements that prohibit employees from pursuing class or collective actions are unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., U.S., No. 16-307, cert. petition 9/9/16.  This issue is monumental, as up until...
The subject of dress and grooming has been a controversial one as to the scope of the discrimination laws.  In the most recent case, a federal appeals court rejects a claim of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that a "prohibition of dreadlocks in the workplace constitutes race discrimination because dreadlocks are a manner of wearing...

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