Supreme Court ruling eases the way for certain class actions

March 22, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 22 that the use of statistical evidence to create a class action lawsuit against Tyson Foods was proper, an action that may make it easier for employees in certain situations to band together to sue their employers rather than suing as individuals.

The Court ruled 6-2 in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo that the lower court was correct in allowing employees to use a study performed by an industrial relations expert to establish a class of workers at a Tyson pork processing plant in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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Iowa ‘Mini’ WARN Act Goes Into Effect July 1, 2010

June 29, 2010 0 COMMENTS

A new state law imposing stringent notice requirements on Iowa employers engaging in business closings or mass layoffs goes into effect Thursday, July 1, 2010. Near the end of the 2010 session, the Iowa Legislature passed a state version of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Often referred to as a “mini” WARN Act, the new state law actually imposes tougher requirements on employers than the federal law.

Under the federal WARN Act, employers with at least 100 employees are required to provide 60 days’ advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff of 50 or more workers at a single site.

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