by Hera S. Arsen, J.D.
In early October, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the 2009-2010 term. Several cases on the docket involve employment and labor-related issues.
One of the most notable of these will decide how much time plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit when they believe they have been unfairly penalized by hiring tests. Other cases will resolve issues involving an alleged whistle-blower, pension benefits, race discrimination and labor arbitration.
The key cases scheduled to be addressed by the High Court include:
On Oct. 7, the justices heard oral arguments in Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment, Central Region. This case, which is the first Railway Labor Act case the court has agreed to review in more than a decade, concerns the scope of federal court review of arbitration decisions in the rail...(register to read more)
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