Date archive: November 2014

Thought About What the U.S. Supreme Court Is Up To Lately? You Should

Just in case you haven’t heard, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider a number of cases this term which could have significant impact on employers. Here are some of the notable cases:

Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, heard October 8, 2014:

Is time spent by warehouse workers in security screenings at the end of their work shift compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., to be argued December 3, 2014:

Are employers required to offer the same type of accommodation to qualified pregnant employees as they do to non-pregnant employees, like for example, light duty work?

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., to be argued:

Whether an employer can be liable under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act for refusing to hire an applicant or discharging an employee based on a “religious observance and practice” (that is inconsistent with its dress code) only if the employer has actual notice and knowledge that a religious accommodation is requested?

King v. Burwell, to be argued:

Are tax subsidies available to individuals who purchase their health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government where there is no state-run exchange?

Stay tuned.

Missouri Employer Alert — Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 per Hour

Effective January 1, 2015, minimum wage employees in Missouri will get a 15 cent raise due to the this year’s 1.8% inflation rate on the Midwest CIP-W index. The new minimum wage for Missouri employees will be $7.65 per hour.

ADA Accommodation: When is it required?

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a former hairdresser was entitled to have a jury decide whether an Illinois nursing home failed to offer her a reasonable accommodation when she was unable to push wheelchair-bound patients between their rooms and the salon


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