Wage and Hour Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court: Part 1, Integrity Staffing

By | Wage & Hour Insights | October 28, 2014
Wage and Hour Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court: Part 1, Integrity Staffing

This month marked the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. For employment law practitioners, this session will be particularly busy with seven cases analyzing a range of employment questions, from the scope of the EEOC’s duty to conciliate discrimination claims (Mach Mining v. EEOC, oral argument set for January 2015 or later) to the applicability of a whistleblower protection law to employees who make disclosures “specifically prohibited by law” (Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean, oral argument November 8).

This Time’s the Charm? Supreme Court Takes Up Third Disparate Impact Case

By | MoFo Reenforcement | October 27, 2014
This Time’s the Charm? Supreme Court Takes Up Third Disparate Impact Case

On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, No. 13-1371, to decide whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Of interest, the Court declined to grant cert. on the question of the appropriate standard for evaluating disparate impact claims.