Monday, January 14, 2008

Will the Supreme Court review FMLA waivers?

SCOTUS Blog is reporting that the Supreme Court has asked the U.S. Solicitor General for the government's position on whether workers may settle claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act without approval by the Department of Labor or a court. By all appearances, the Court is seriously considering whether to grant cert. in Taylor v. Progress Energy, and resolve the current conflict between the 4th and 5th circuit on this issue. For my thoughts on this issue, click over to FMLA waivers pose a potential trap.