Supreme Court Preview: Workplace Issues Are on the Docket

October 2, 2018


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 employees—which is the threshold that is applied to private employers—or if the act protects all public-sector state and local workers regardless of employer size.

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