Supreme Court: One Hand Can Arbitrate, The Other Can Litigate EEOC Enforcement Allowed In Bias Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a worker’s agreement to arbitrate employment-related disputes with an employer does not prevent a federal agency from obtaining relief for discrimination against the employee. The high court, by a 6-3 vote, sided with the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which argued […]

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FMLA and the “12-MONTH” Devil in the Details. Facts from Julie M. Young, Esq. (Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) ostensibly provides a straightforward employee benefit. However, for the uninformed employer, the “devil is in the details” of FMLA rights.The FMLA allows an eligible employee to take off from up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave in a 12-month period. To be […]

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