Saint-Gobain Ruling Leaves Uncertainty For Employers

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday that the Fair Labor Standards Act shields workers from retaliation for verbal as well as written complaints does not specify whether internal complaints suffice, but employers would still be wise to heed all grievances in light of the decision, attorneys say.

In a 6-2 opinion in a case from which Justice Elena Kagan recused herself, the Supreme Court struck a blow to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. by ruling that Congress intended the FLSA to cover oral complaints as well as...
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