October 2015 Issue Highlights
- October Note from the Editor
- Profile: Valerie Gifford, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
- Next-Generation Credentials for HR Professionals
- 2015 SHRMGA State Council
- Highlights of the SHRMGA Conference August 30-September 1 in Savannah
- SHRM-Memphis HR Excellence Awards
- 2015 WAHRA Leadership Conference at UAFS in Fort Smith on October 14
- 36th Annual Wimberly Lawson Annual Employment Law Conference in Knoxville
- 23rd Annual TNSHRM Conference October 7-9 in Chattanooga
- Greater Memphis Chamber HR Legal Summit on October 22
- Book Your Holiday Parties Now – Great Dates Still Open!
- Highlights from the Memphis Business Group on Health Annual Conference
- Mississippi Business Group on Health 6th Annual Health Care Summit
- Highlights of the ADP ACA Seminar in Brentwood September 10
- Rules of Engagement by Janie Warner
- Risk Management for Those with Fiduciary Responsibilities by Larry Tolbert
- Summary Judgment in Tennessee by Rob Ratton
- Predictive Modeling: Answering Your Questions About Speciality Drugs
- Recruiting a Multigeneral Workforce
- Nightmare on Data Street by Blake Rogers, Chris Menard, Jimmy Hinton, and Ricky Reynolds
- OSHA Takes a Controversial Position on Transgender Restroom Issues by Mary Moffatt Helms
- Lessons Learned from I-9 Violations by Bruce E. Buchanan
- Litigation Trends Highight the Importance of FCRA Compliance by Josh Harrison
- Highlights from the Association for Women Attorneys August 21 in Memphis7 Habits of Leaders Who Have Developed 7 Habits Who Have Developed Mental Toughness by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Top Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
- Fisher and Phillips LLP
- Fisher and Phillips LLP Page 2
- The Kullman Firm
- Alston & Bird
- Bingham Greenebaum Doll
- Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
- Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP Page 2
- Ogletree Deakins
- Ogletree Deakins Page 2
- Littler Page 2
- Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC
- Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C.
- Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC
- Baker Donelson
- Bass Berry Sims
SCOTUS Begins 2015-16 Session on October 5
Here are some of the questions before the Supreme Court’s as it begins its new season.
1. What are the standards for determining whether a wage and hour lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can go forward as a class or collective action?
2. When must certain employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act be filed?
3. Does allowing unions to collect agency fees from public employees who are not union members violate the employees’ 4. First Amendment rights to free speech and free association?
5. If an employee credit report contains inaccurate information, must the worker show that he or she was actually injured in order to prevail in a lawsuit?
6. When can a health insurance plan recover overpaid benefits that have not remained in the possession of the plan participant or beneficiary?
Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits
In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011)), the Supreme Court held that plaintiffs must “demonstrate that the class members ‘have suffered the same injury’” by proving that their claims “depend upon a common contention” that is “capable of classwide resolution … in one stroke.”
Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo (No. 14-1146), scheduled for November 10 asks two questions about when a class may be certified to proceed under Rule 23 (and a collective action under the FLSA): READ MORE>
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