Cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in the term starting Oct. 6 will decide key questions involving the reach of federal agencies that enforce employment laws.
THE LAW: The Supreme Court will address the question of whether employers can challenge in court the EEOC’s actions during its conciliation process. It will decide whether the Department of Labor (DOL) had to formally amend Fair Labor Standards Act () regulations when it changed a regulatory interpretation.
The EEOC will figure prominently in a(PDA) case contesting new EEOC guidance that requires employers to treat pregnant employees the same way disabled employees are treated.
Also on the docket: Whether a lower court properly dismissed a state law complaint from an FLSA class action because of differences between state and federal statutes.
Another case hinges on the question of whether retiree health benefits can be negot...(register to read more)