HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: Supreme Court Update

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that wage and hour cases filed in state court under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act can be moved to federal court at an employer’s request. Employers might prefer to have a case heard in federal court for a number of reasons, including the higher standard applied to jury verdicts. And in another victory for employers, the high court has decided that when making disability determinations, employer-sponsored disability benefit plans don’t have to defer to the opinion of the employee’s treating physician.

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