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Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk: An Important Case for Low-Wage Women Workers and the Future of the Fair Labor Standards Act

On December 3, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, to decide whether a defendant employer in a class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may “moot” a case—i.e., place it outside the court’s jurisdiction and thereby end it—by offering the named plaintiff a settlement for her own claims while providing no relief for the other employees on whose behalf she filed suit.  This fact sheet explains the case's importance to low-wage women workers.
 
You can read our amicus brief here.