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Employment Law

Supreme Court Opens Wide Door For Use of Statistics in Class Action Employment Cases

The Supreme Court, in a class action involving compensation for “donning and doffing” ruled in favor of the employees, ending hopes that the Court would put additional curbs on class actions. In fact, the Court opened the door to expanded use of statistics to prove liability in FLSA cases.

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Tax

King v. Burwell: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchange States

On June 25, 2015, in the eagerly anticipated case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court (in a 6-3 vote) ruled in favor of the Obama Administration, upholding the IRS’ authority to provide federal subsidies to individuals in states where the health insurance exchange is run by the federal government (rather than the state).

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Employment Law

Supreme Court Sets Standard for Religious Discrimination Claims

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., resolving the question of whether an applicant must demonstrate that a prospective employer had actual knowledge of his or her need for a religious accommodation in order to sustain a claim of religious discrimination.

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Corporate, Tax

Supreme Court Strikes Down Maryland’s Practice of Double Taxing Out-of-State Residents

In Comptroller of Treasury of Md. v. Wynne, Maryland taxpayers received a victory when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional Maryland’s practice of providing only a partial rather than full tax credit against Maryland income tax for income tax paid by its residents to other states.

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Employment Law

Supreme Court Holds that EEOC’s Pre-Discrimination Suit Obligations Subject to Ltd. Judicial Review

On April 29, 2015, in the case of Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Supreme Court resolved the question of whether the EEOC’s pre-discrimination suit actions, specifically the statutory requirement that the EEOC attempt conciliation before filing suit, are subject to judicial review.

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