High Court Seeks Solicitor's Stance On FMLA Waivers

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh-in on a Family and Medical Leave Act case against Progress Energy Inc. that could affect tens of thousands of release-of-claim agreements resulting from mass layoffs.

The High Court on Monday requested the government's view on whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit erred in prohibiting the private settlement or release of FMLA claims pursuant to a U.S. Department of Labor regulation. The Fourth Circuit's ruling conflicted with a Fifth Circuit ruling...
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