Labor Letter - August 2012

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In This Issue:

- Was The Supreme Court Term Actually Boring? A Review of the 2011-2012 Supreme Court’s Labor & Employment Decisions By Rich Meneghello (Portland, OR)-

In the same year that the Supreme Court issued one of the most important decisions in its history, which ended up being the biggest employment law news story since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, it would seem odd to label the just-concluded 2011-2012 term as “boring.” After all, for the past month, it seems that every news outlet has debated and parsed the healthcare decision upholding the Affordable Care Act ad infinitum, and each employer has been inundated with instructions and advice on how best to comply with its accompanying obligations. And that’s not even mentioning the ground-breaking immigration decision out of Arizona that came down a few days before the healthcare decision....

- Montana Obesity Ruling May Be Cause For Concern By Myra Creighton (Atlanta)-

Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) did not change the definition of impairment but it may have changed the EEOC’s view on whether obesity is an impairment...

- Employer Fleeced By Naked Dancers By Larry Sorohan (New Orleans) -

Perhaps only two types of people could walk into an adult-entertainment establishment and ask “I wonder if these dancers are properly paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act?” The first would be plaintiffs’ attorneys. The second would be agents from the Department of Labor...

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