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Employment Law

Supreme Court Articulates Standard For Assessing Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

On Wednesday (March 25, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the closely watched pregnancy discrimination case of Young v. United Parcel Service. Rejecting both the employer’s and employee’s statutory interpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Supreme Court announced a middle-ground standard for assessing pregnancy discrimination cases and remanded the case to the Fourth Circuit to apply this standard.

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Employment Law

Supreme Court Holds Anti-Theft Screening Non-Compensable Under FLSA

On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, 134 S.Ct. 1490, 188 L. Ed. 2d 374 (2014), that workers do not have to be paid overtime for time their employer required them to spend at the end of their shifts to go through anti-theft screenings, rejecting the plaintiffs’ assertion that they were entitled to be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Nevada law.

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Estate Planning

Court declines to rule on constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans

The Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah and Oklahoma regarding the legality of same-sex marriages effectively paving the way for same-sex marriage recognition in those states as well as Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, which were also affected by the lower court rulings.

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