In a unanimous decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court held that while an employee has a mandatory obligation to file a charge with the EEOC prior to bringing a discrimination suit under Title VII, such obligation is a procedural, rather than jurisdictional, requirement. The key takeaway for employers … Continue Reading
Today the U.S. Supreme Court held in favor of the EEOC in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Store Stores, Inc. The EEOC claimed that Abercrombie violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) by refusing to hire a Muslim applicant who wears a headscarf for religious reasons. The decision, penned by … Continue Reading
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require employers to pay employees for time spent going through a security screening and waiting in line to be screened. Justice Thomas, writing for a unanimous court, concluded that such screenings are not “integral and indispensable” to the employee’s principal … Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The issue is whether employees must be paid for their time going through a security screening and waiting in line to be screened. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said employees should be paid for their time. … Continue Reading
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