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2013 Supreme Court Employment Law Commentary

48 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2013 Last revised: 22 Aug 2013

Jonathan Ross Harkavy

Patterson Harkavy LLP

Date Written: July 31, 2013


This article reviews in detail the entire body of employment-related decisions of the 2012 October Term of the Supreme Court of the United States and provides a summary and author's commentary on each case. The article covers not only traditional employment decisions, but also arbitration, class action and other adjective issues relating to how employment disputes are litigated and resolved. The author (who has published this annual review for more than two decades) also offers a number of observations about larger themes, jurisprudential and otherwise, revealed by the Court's oversight of the employment relationship. Finally, the article summarizes the grants of certiorari in employment-related cases for the upcoming term.

Keywords: Supreme Court, Employment, Labor, Arbitration, Class Actions

JEL Classification: J50, J52, J70, J71

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Harkavy, Jonathan Ross, 2013 Supreme Court Employment Law Commentary (July 31, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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