Fighting for Fair Pay

Supreme Court decides New Prime case


On January 15, the US Supreme Court unanimously decided that a court must first determine whether the Federal Arbitration Act’s Section 1 exclusion for disputes involving the “contracts of employment” of certain transportation workers applies before ordering arbitration. The Court also ruled that the phrase “contracts of employment” refers to any work contract, not just…

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Restoring Justice for Workers Act


The landscape of employment litigation has changed since the Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis, which made forced arbitration clauses permissible (see our post of May 23 for an explanation of that ruling). The decision was a blow to worker’s rights and could potentially be the beginning of the end of class and…

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Minimum Wage Increases in Arkansas and Missouri


Congratulations to Arkansas and Missouri for voting to increase their minimum wages! Arkansas will increase its minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2021, and Missouri will increase its minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2021. According to the National Employment Law Project, raising the Missouri minimum wage will help 677,000 low wage workers…

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