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Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 19 Jun 2009

U.S. Supreme Court increases employee burden of proof in age bias cases

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., decided on June 18, 2009, a deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court imposed a heightened proof burden on employees to establish age discrimination against their employers.


Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2009

Weathering the storm: terminations, uncertainty, and strategies to reduce workplace liability

In the current economic state, many employers are seeking to reduce operating costs.


Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2009

Supreme Court holds that employees under collective bargaining agreement are blocked from going to court on age discrimination claims, must arbitrate instead

In 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, a decision with significant practical ramifications for unionized employers, the United States Supreme Court, on April 1, 2009, held that employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement were required to arbitrate claims of age discrimination under the arbitration clause of that agreement instead of allowing them to sue in Court.

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