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Supreme Court says internal oral complaints are “filed”

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Today the Supreme Court held that workers who make oral complaints about wage and hour violations are protected from retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Court says that oral complaints are "filed" and that workers who make them have "filed any complaint" in the parlance of the 1938 statute. The decision reverses a narrow holding by the … Continue Reading

Supreme Court grills attorneys on protecting oral complaints

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on this question: Does the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protect employees from retaliation when they verbally complain about wage and hour violations? My friend Jim Kaster of Minneapolis, Minnesota (pictured) argued the case for the employee, Kevin Kasten.  Kasten worked for the Saint Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation from October 2003 to … Continue Reading