U.S. Supreme Court Holds: There is No Presumption That Retiree Medical Benefits Are Vested

U.S. Supreme Court Holds: There is No Presumption That Retiree Medical Benefits Are Vested

On Monday, a unanimous United States Supreme Court, in a harshly critical opinion, overruled a decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that had in essence created a presumption that retiree medical benefits provided for in a collective bargaining agreement are per se vested, unless it can be proven by extrinsic evidence otherwise.

Don’t Sleep On This New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Adopts More Stringent Test to Claim Independent Contractor Status

By | Employment Matters Blog | January 27, 2015

Recently, in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, the New Jersey Court issued a unanimous decision raising the bar for New Jersey employers seeking to classify individuals as independent contractors under New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law (governing time and mode of wage payments) and New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (governing minimum wage and overtime).