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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Donning, Doffing Appeal
Posted on 11 Nov 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A class action is appropriate only when classwide injury may be determined in a single stroke, the attorney representing Tyson Foods Inc. in a donning and doffing dispute argued this morning before the U.S. Supreme... Read More

SCOTUS on DOL Interpretations
Posted on 10 Mar 2015 by Philip Miles

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n. (opinion here) [lexis.com subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and an enhanced opinion for this case]. The Court held that executive branch agencies (in this... Read More

Are Post-Work Security Checks Compensable? #SCOTUS and Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by Jon Hyman

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in its first employment law case of this term, Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk . To wage-and-hour geeks (like me), this case presents an interesting issue under the Fair Labor Standards Act: whether... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Appeal of Tyson Donning, Doffing Suit
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court this morning granted the petition for writ of certiorari in the appeal of a nearly $5.8 million verdict in favor of a class of Tyson Foods Inc. workers who brought a donning and doffing... Read More

An Injury Without an Injury — Part 2? #SCOTUS and Collective Wage/Hour Violations
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Jon Hyman

Can a plaintiff support a collective lawsuit if some of the individuals in the purported class have not suffered any harm? The Supreme Court took up this question during yesterday’s oral argument in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo , a case that will go... Read More