The Civil Rights Act of 1964 dominates this year’s employment-related Supreme Court docket, with the Justices hearing two cases involving Title VII of that landmark law.
Also to be decided between now and next June: cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act () and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Questions to be decided
For 50 years, courts have been trying to settle what Title VII of the Civil Rights Act means to employers and employees.
This term, the Supreme Court will seek to define who is a supervisor under Title VII and what affirmative action should look like at this stage of the 21st century.
In the FLSA case, the Court will rule on legal tactics that potentially short-circuit collective actions by several employees.
Another case raises the issue of how far ERISA-covered plans can go to get reimbursed when beneficiaries also collect damages from other plans.
Two Title VII cases
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