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Definition

Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between an employer and a union comprised of workers to create an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment.

Overview

The result of collective...

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The Court here considers three consolidated cases: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young, LLP v. Morris, et al., and National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. Epic Systems, Ernst & Young, and Murphy Oil (“Employers”)...

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In early 2008, Marvin Green, an African American United States Postal Service (“Postal Service”) worker, applied for a postmaster position. Green v. Donahoe, 760 F.3d 1135, 1137 (10th Cir. 2014). However, a Hispanic candidate...

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In early 2008, Marvin Green, an African American United States Postal Service (“Postal Service”) worker, applied for a postmaster position. Green v. Donahoe, 760 F.3d 1135, 1137 (10th Cir. 2014). However, a Hispanic candidate received the position. See...

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In 2015, the governor of Illinois filed suit challenging provisions of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (“IPLRA”) on First Amendment grounds. Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, 851 F.3d 746, 747 (7th Cir. 2017). By filing the lawsuit, the governor of...

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Petitioner Kevin Kasten worked for Respondent Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics ("Saint-Gobain"), a company that manufactures high performance plastic materials, from October 2003 through December 2006. See ...

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Oral argument: Oct. 13, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Oct. 15, 2009)

LABOR, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT, ANTI-RETALIATION

Petitioner Kevin...

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OverviewMinimum wage laws establish a base level of pay that employers are required to pay certain covered employees. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In addition to a federal minimum wage, some states also have their own minimum wages...
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Beginning in January 2013, Respondent Brian Newton (“Newton”) worked for Petitioner Parker Drilling Management Services (“Parker Drilling”) on drilling platforms for approximately two years. Newton v. Parker Drilling Mgmt. Servs., Ltd. at 1082. The...

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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Congress established federal overtime guarantees for employees who work more than forty hours per week. See Mortgage Bankers Association v. Harris (“Harris”), 720 F.3d 966, 968 (D.C. Cir. 2013). At the same...

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Facts

The steelworkers involved in this collective action lawsuit are approximately 800 current or former employees of United States Steel Corporation (“U.S. Steel”), primarily from the company’s Gary, Indianaplant. See Brief for Petitioner,...

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Facts

On August 23, 2004, Petitioner UNITE HERE Local 355 (“Local 355”), entered into an agreement with Respondent Hollywood Greyhound Track, Inc. (“Mardi Gras”), the employer of Co-Respondent Martin Mulhall. See Mulhall v. Unite Here Local 355, 667 F....

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In 1999, Respondent United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) hired Petitioner Peggy Sue Young. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 707 F.3d 437, 440. In 2002, Young started driving UPS’s delivery trucks. Id. Then, from 2006 onward, Young drove part-time...