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Federal Arbitration Act Trumps Class Actions: Arbitration Agreements Mean What They Say

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 Decision authored by Justice Gorsuch recently found in favor of employer (not employee) rights when enforcing arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court ruled that employees could not ignore individual arbitration agreements and band together to challenge wage and hour or other labor law violations. The Court pointed out that […]

Much Hope for Construction Laborers, But Profit Margins Lag Behind

Things look hopeful for construction laborers working or seeking work in the United States, while employers struggle with profit margins that are lagging behind. The Engineering News-Report recently published an insightful review of today’s construction labor market. Among the many positive statistics for construction laborers were one of the lowest jobless rates in years, and […]