Tag: Supreme Court


Employer Asks SCOTUS to Address Joint Employment

An employer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on joint employment in wage and hour claims—an issue that has recently divided the federal courts of appeal and drawn mixed messages from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).


Employers Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Tip Policies

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide whether employers can collect workers’ tips and redistribute them to nontipped employees. Federal regulations currently prohibit this practice but industry groups say the Obama administration overstepped its authority with that rule.


New Report Examines Trends in Wage and Hour Class Action Suits, Settlements

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its 13th annual edition of the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which offers a complete guide to complex workplace-related litigation. In this year’s report, Seyfarth analyzed 1,331 class action rulings on a circuit-by-circuit and state-by-state basis to capture key themes from 2016 and emerging litigation trends facing U.S. companies in […]


How to Handle Pushback against Gender Transition?

Yesterday we looked at how employers can get ahead of the game when it comes to creating a system for fairly handling employees who are going through gender transition. Today we’ll look at how to handle the pushback and the importance of keeping in touch with employees that are transitioning.


Supreme Court Decision Could Impact ERISA Plan Litigation

By Jane Meacham, retirement plans editor The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 13-1339, U.S. (May 16, 2016), which encourages Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plaintiffs to allege a “concrete” injury, is viewed by many in the ERISA legal community as likely to reshape litigation against employer-sponsored retirement plans.