Supreme Court Announces It Will Decide if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the principal laws that employees can use to hold employers accountable for discrimination in the workplace. The law forbids discrimination in hiring, firing, or job opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Supreme Court has agreed, a...

Supreme Court Invalidates Class Action Lawsuit on the Basis It Wasn’t Expressly Authorized

The trend of the US Supreme Court to make it harder for consumers and employers accountable continued with a 5-4 decision in the case of Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela. More and more the Supreme Court, according to Slate Magazine, which reported on the Lamps Plus, Inc. case, is favoring employers who draft employment contr...

New Ninth Circuit Ruling Applies Dynamex Decision Retroactively – Making It Hard to Say Workers aren’t Employees

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 2, 2019, that the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision can be applied retroactively. Dynamex changed the rules in the new gig economy – the sector of the economy that uses apps to help drive business while giving workers flexible hours. Both the Dynamex decision and...