The U.S. Supreme Court started a new term Oct. 1 and immediately jumped into oral argument in an age-discrimination case. The high court will also hear arguments in an arbitration case later this week. Here are the key issues on the docket this term that may shape workplace policies and practices.
The ADEA’s Reach
The justices heard arguments Oct. 1 in a case that asks if the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to public employers only if they have 20 or more employeesâ€”which is the threshold that is applied to private employersâ€”or if the act protects all public-sector state and local workers regardless of employer size.