By a 5-4 decision released earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) confirmed that employers have the right to require employees address grievances through arbitration and not class action litigation. With so many recent frivolous issues being litigated against small business employers recently (butter v. margarine, real blueberries v blueberry filling, and angus steak all come to mind), the decision was a welcome one for employers. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, where the issue was whether an employer may require its employees – as a condition of keeping their jobs – to submit to individual arbitration of wage-and-hour or other workplace disputes rather than going to court. Now, SCOTUS has made clear that employers may absolutely require disputes to be resolved through private one-on-one arbitration rather than allowing employees to band together to initiate class action lawsuits against their employer.