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Employer Law Blog
July 29, 2021

Highlights of 2020-2021: An Analysis of Crucial Case Decisions Reshaping Labor & Employment Law

The United States Supreme Court issued four pertinent decisions during the 2020-2021 year related to labor and employment law.  In one decision, the Court offered guidance regarding the clarity of arbitration agreements and the issue of an arbitrator’s authority to decide whether employer-employee disputes are subject to mandatory arbitration.  Following the 5th Circuit’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate setting the penalty for not buying health insurance to zero was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court in the second decision determined the individual and state plaintiffs nevertheless lacked standing to challenge the mandate given they had no fairly traceable injury to the unlawful conduct.