Employment Cases To Watch In 2009

Law360, New York (December 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court and a federal appeals court are set to rule on a series of major employment disputes in 2009, including a case that could open the floodgates to more retaliation claims and a long-running case between retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the largest certified discrimination class action in history.

Decisions are also likely to come down in cases that raise questions about retirement benefits for maternity leave, evidence in age discrimination cases and a union’s ability to waive individual workers’ claims in...
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