Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was quoted in an October 17 article in Human Resources Executive Online, titled “U.S. Supreme Court’s HR Docket.” The article discusses how the Supreme Court will soon hand down rulings that will impact HR-centric areas such as employer culpability in harassment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employment Retirement Security Income Act and class-action certification jurisdiction. Ms. Adelson comments on a case, Vance v. Ball State University, which the High Court will review regarding the definition of “supervisors” with respect to workplace harassment suits. Ms. Adelson states that the case is significant because it can redefine what constitutes a hostile workplace claim. Ms. Adelson also comments on an ERISA case, U.S. Airways v. McCutcheon, which she says is a compelling case because medical-benefit plans need a standard and must know what is appropriate and/or reasonable.
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