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The Supreme Court Rules that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Applies to Small Government Employers

Posted in Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Fair Labor Standards Act, General Labor and Employment News and Updates, Government, Supreme Court
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) forbids employment discrimination against employees who are 40 years of age or older.  Private employers with less than 20 employees are not subject to the ADEA.  On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously[1] held that the ADEA’s 20-employee threshold does not apply to government employers,… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions, Disallows “Fair Share” Fees for Public Employees

Posted in Free Speech, Government, Labor Relations, Supreme Court
Today the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that public sector employees who are not members of a union cannot be forced to pay union fees covering the costs of collective bargaining (Janus v. AFSCME).  In doing so, the Court overruled a 1977 case that allowed these so-called “agency fees,” and held that these… Continue Reading