Buchanan Labor & Employment attorney Kelly H. Kolb recently spoke with HRDive – a mobile dashboard for HR and workforce management executives – about some of the top Labor & Employment Supreme Court cases that employers should be staying on top off.

Kolb notes Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo – a case that addresses whether employees who were treated differently with respect to overtime compensation can be permitted to join the FLSA collective/class of plaintiffs.

“This decision will have a tremendous impact on settlement value of these cases, since the mere threat of a collective/class action FLSA lawsuit is often enough to force some employers to pay significant settlements to avoid spending significant sums defending these cases,” Kolb told the publication.

Read the full article to find out what other cases that will have an impact on employers. 

“Five Supreme Court cases HR leaders need to watch” (HRDive, September 17, 2015)