HR Professionals Magazine October 2015

 

October 2015 Issue Highlights

 

In the Spotlight: Valerie Gifford, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


 Topics

HR breaking news

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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