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Mike Okun presents Jon Harkavy's annual paper on SCOTUS Employment Law decisions

On October 23rd, at the 31th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Isle of Palms, SC, Mike Okun presented Jon Harkavy’s 2013-2014 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases. Jon’s paper… Read More
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Jon Harkavy presents annual paper on SCOTUS Employment Law decisions

On October 24th, at the 30th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Asheville, NC, Jon Harkavy presented his 2013-2014 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases. His paper is entitled “20… Read More
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SCOTUS Rules that Self-Care Provision of the FMLA does not Apply to the States: North Carolina Not Affected

In Coleman v. Court Of Appeals Of Maryland, Daniel Coleman was employed by the Court of Appeals of the State of Maryland. When he requested sick leave, he was informed he would be terminated if he did not resign. He then filed an FMLA suit, which was… Read More
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US Supreme Court to Decide Important Wage and Hour Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a writ of certiorari in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. The Ninth Circuit’s opinion, now on appeal, can be viewed here. The issue was whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are… Read More
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Jon Harkavy Presents Annual Paper on SCOTUS Employment Law Decisions

On October 21st, at the 27th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Charleston, South Carolina, Jonathan Harkavy presented his 2010-11 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases. His paper is entitl… Read More
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Supreme Court Expands Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of an employee last week in Kasten V. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp, which involves a retaliation claim based on verbal complaints of wage and hour violations. The plaintiff, an employee… Read More
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Supreme Court Issues Important Decision in Discrimination Case

In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, the US Supreme Court just issued an important unanimous decision in this military-service-based discrimination case. This case concerns the so-called “cat’s paw” theory of liability, under which one sup… Read More
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Supreme Court Endorses Associational Retaliation Claim

Late last month, in Thompson v. North American Stainless, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded that firing a worker’s fiancé in retaliation for a sex discrimination claim filed by the worker is itself unlawful retaliation under Title VII. The a… Read More
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Harkavy Presents 2009-10 Annual Supreme Court Review of Employment Law Cases

At the 26th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Asheville, North Carolina, Jonathan Harkavy will present his 2009-10 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases. His paper is entitled Supreme Cour… Read More
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Supreme Court Rules on Arbitration Issues for Unions and Employees in Two Cases

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions concerning whether particular issues had to be decided by an arbitrator or in federal court. One care arose in the traditional area of labor arbitration between companies and unions; the second a… Read More
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