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New York Federal Court Reiterates Second Circuit’s Narrow View of Protected Activity for Purposes of FLSA Retaliation Claims

As previously discussed, last March the Supreme Court ruled that the FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision protects “informal” complaints, i.e., unwritten complaints alleging violation of the FLSA are protected activity to support a retaliation complaint.  Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 09-834 (Mar. 22, 2011). However, the Court declined to resolve the open issue of whether the … Continue Reading

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Internal Verbal Complaints About Alleged Unpaid Wages Constitute Protected Activity Exposing Employers To Retaliation Claims

The Supreme Court, on March 22, 2010, agreed to answer a question that has divided the circuit courts of appeal—whether the FLSA retaliation provision protects verbal complaints made by employees or only written ones. The Court will review the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 570 F.3d 834 (7th Cir. 2009), where … Continue Reading
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