Employers The Big Winners In 2012's Most Influential Rulings
By Ben James
Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- Employers emerged as the clear winners in rulings that reshaped the labor and employment law landscape in 2012, with the courts tackling crucial questions about arbitration agreements, clarifying issues in wage-and-hour class actions, and faulting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for doing insufficient legwork before bringing a sweeping bias case.
2012 was full of noteworthy employment law decisions, but lawyers pointed to five rulings — from the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board — that...