Arbitration. Employees may not band together with other employees to enforce claims of wage and hour violations if they've signed arbitration agreements to resolve them on an individual basis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
Discrimination. Amsted Rail Co. will pay $4.4 million and other relief to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Assault. A jury awarded a rape survivor $1 billion in compensatory damages in a civil action against a contract security provider.
Domestic violence. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision that reverses previous U.S. policy allowing victims of domestic abuse and gang violence entrance to the United States via asylum.
Disclosure. A chocolate maker did not have a duty to disclose if child-slave labor was used to manufacture its products, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Discrimination. A transportation company will pay $3.2 million and other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit that alleged a strength test discriminated against female applicants for conductors, material handlers, clerks, and other jobs.
Clearances. U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation into law that requires the National Background Investigation Bureau to report on the security clearance backlog.
Investment. The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed a bill that would modernize the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Notification. Louisiana Governor John Edwards signed an amendment that updated the U.S. state's data breach notification law.
Hiring. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation into law designed to expand job opportunities for nonviolent criminal offenders.