By Ben James (January 2, 2010, 6:32 PM EST) -- With wage-and-hour litigation continuing to surge and the U.S. Department of Labor ramping up its enforcement efforts, employment attorneys will be paying close attention in 2010 to two cases before the California Supreme Court that could impact future overtime class actions across the U.S.
Lawyers are also keeping an eye on matters before the U.S. Supreme Court that could define the deadline for filing charges in Title VII disparate impact cases, clarify when class arbitration claims are allowed, and define the extent to which an employee's private communications can be monitored by employers.
Here is an overview of the cases to...
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