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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Filing an EEOC Charge Is Not a Jurisdictional Requirement for Title VII Suits

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

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Failure to Accommodate Religion May Be Evidence of Intentional Discrimination

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

Supreme Court Rules Employers Not Required To Pay Employees For Time Spent In Security Screenings

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

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Whether Employees Must Be Paid for Time Spent In Security Screenings

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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