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CLE - The Supremes: Review and Preview of 2013 Supreme Court and SJC Employment Cases

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Join us for a lively discussion of the labor & employment decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the SJC in the last term.  For the second year in a row, the Supreme Court’s employment decisions tilted towards employers.  Learn how these decisions will impact the advice you provide your clients.

Looking back at the 2012-2013 Term, the panel will review U.S. Supreme Court decisions about such topics as Title VII supervisory liability, “but for” proof of retaliation, class action waivers, affirmative action, and how striking down DOMA affects employers and employees. The panel will also look at last Term’s SJC decisions with regard to association discrimination and class action waivers.

Looking ahead to the 2013-2014 Term, affirmative action is again on the Supreme Court’s docket, as well as Executive Power to make NLRB recess appointments, retaliation claims under Sarbanes-Oxley, and FLSA claims.  The SJC will decide whether a terminated minority shareholder who goes to work for a competitor breaches a fiduciary duty. 


I. 2013 Supreme Court Cases including:
Vance v. Ball State Univ. - Title VII supervisory liability
Fisher v. Univ. of Texas - affirmative action
Univ. of Texas v. Nassar - retaliation
American Express, Comcast, Genesis, Standard Fire - class actions
U.S. v. Windsor - DOMA

II. 2013 SJC Decisions including:
Flagg v. Ali-Med - associational discrimination
Feeney and Machado - class action waivers
Cook, Dixon and Lipsitt - wage act violations

III. Cases from Upcoming Supreme Court and SJC Terms including:
NLRB v. Canning - Executive power for recess appointments
Schuette on affirmative action
Sandifer v. US Steel - FLSA “changing clothes”
Madigan v. Levin - state employees’ age claims
Selmark Assoc v. Ehrlich - minority shareholders’ fiduciary duty

Program Chair:

Nina Joan Kimball, Esq.
Kimball Brousseau LLP
Program Chair

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.


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Jacqueline Querubin


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