Puerto Rico Cops Fail To Nix Lower Retirement Age

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the government of Puerto Rico did not violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it lowered the mandatory retirement age for police officers from 65 to 55.

Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit examined a provision added to the ADEA in 1996 that allows state and local officials to set mandatory retirement ages for law enforcement officials and firefighters without running afoul of the law.

The suit was filed by more than...
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