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710(Labor: Fair Standards)
Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman
After major wage rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court, the cases have continued to play out in lower courts, where attorneys are watching for developments. Here, Law360 explores the status of four major cases that have returned to lower courts after changing the employment law landscape.
The Seventh Circuit can't weigh in on a Southwest Airlines ramp supervisor's overtime suit again, an Illinois federal judge ruled, saying the question of whether the airline waived its right to arbitrate under state law isn't appropriate for interlocutory appeal.
Southwest Airlines urged an Illinois federal judge to deny a ramp agent's bid to immediately appeal an order compelling arbitration of their wage dispute, arguing that any such appeal would require analysis of fact rather than law.
Southwest Airlines waited too long to wave the arbitration flag under Illinois law in a ramp supervisor's overtime suit, the worker told an Illinois federal court, arguing that a federal judge should have kept her suit in court and that the Seventh Circuit must intervene.
Southwest Airlines successfully sent a ramp supervisor's wage dispute into arbitration after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for another look, with an Illinois federal judge ruling state law, rather than federal statute, bound the worker's claims to arbitration under the employment agreement she signed.
A Southwest Airlines ramp supervisor urged an Illinois federal judge on Tuesday to disregard her employer's bid to individually arbitrate their wage dispute, saying the airline waived its arguments by waiting until after it lost at the U.S. Supreme Court to raise them.
Southwest Airlines defended in Illinois federal court its renewed bid to arbitrate a ramp supervisor's overtime suit and to end her collective allegations, saying that her arbitration agreement had a collective waiver and her claims are arbitrable under state law.
An Illinois federal court shouldn't allow Southwest Airlines to arbitrate a ramp supervisor's overtime suit that took a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the worker said, arguing that the company's never tried to arbitrate her claims under state law before.
A Southwest Airlines Co. employee asked an Illinois federal judge to push back the expiration date on putative collective members' overtime wage claims, arguing that a Supreme Court review of their case and the airline's defense strategy have prevented workers from joining her lawsuit.