Supreme Court to hear variety of employment-related cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases during the 2013-14 term that could affect employers.

THE LAW: The justices will examine the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs minimum wage and overtime pay, to determine one particular question: What does it mean to “change clothes"?

The court will also take a look at the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) to determine exactly who the law was designed to protect. SOX, authored in the wake of the Enron crisis, provides protection to whistle-blowers who file complaints about financial malfeasance.

The Labor Management Rela­­tions Act (LMRA) governs how companies and unions negotiate contracts. The High Court will determine whether “neutrality agreements” between employers and unions violate the law.

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