Monday, June 27, 2011

BREAKING: SCOTUS Grants Cert. in Two Labor and Employment Law Cases

The Supreme Court issued an order granting certiorari (agreeing to review) in two labor and employment law cases this morning:

First, in Knox v. SEIU, the Petitioner presents the questions as (HT: SCOTUSblog):
1. May a State, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments, condition employment on the payment of a special union assessment intended solely for political and ideological expenditures without first providing a Hudson notice that includes information about that assessment and provides an opportunity to object to its exaction?
2.May a State, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments, condition continued public employment on the payment of union agency fees for purposes of financing political expenditures for ballot measures?
The second case is Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals, asking:
Whether Congress constitutionally abrogated states’ Eleventh Amendment immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Again, from the Petitioner's Brief, and see also, the SCOTUSblog case page.

Something to look forward next Supreme Court session!

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.