Employment and Benefits Law in 2012: What Employers Need to Know
In 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled on several important employment and benefits cases that employers must be familiar with as we head into 2012:
- The Wal-Mart v. Dukes case provided some relief to employers in class action cases and contained useful instructions for employers facing discrimination claims.
- In Thompson v. North American Stainless, the Court broadened the scope of retaliation claims against employers.
- Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics found protected activity under the Fair Labor Standards Act includes oral as well as written complaints.
- The Court in Cigna v. Amara laid the groundwork for a broader scope of ERISA remedies against employee benefit plans.
Among other things, 2012 may see important decisions coming from the Supreme Court on the outside salesperson exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act and on the standards for the denial of benefits under ERISA. Add to the Courts' recent and pending decisions the potential for significant changes to the regulations implementing the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and we have the groundwork for a dynamic year in employment and benefits law. Please join us for a brief overview of the employment issues you need to know heading into 2012.
Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. Each discussion will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 9:30 a.m.
An application for Colorado CLE will be submitted.
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