Wage & Hour Collective & Class Litigation
Seyfarth’s Wage & Hour Collective-Class Litigation is the “essential resource” for practitioners; “first-of-its-kind” treatise offers insight on litigation strategy through all phases of wage/hour lawsuits
Meet our authors:
Brett Bartlett is chair of Seyfarth Shaw's Labor & Employment Department in Atlanta, a member of the Department's National Steering Committee, and a leader in the firm's National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Bartlett devotes the majority of his practice to the defense of complex federal and state wage and hour litigation. He also provides preventative counseling and change management assistance to employers wishing to limit their exposure to investigation and litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the state laws that require employers to pay overtime and minimum wages to their employees. Mr. Bartlett represents employers across the United States in court litigation and administrative matters arising under federal and state wage and hour laws.
Noah Finkel is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department and the Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group in Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office. His principal area of concentration lies in wage-and-hour matters, in which he has represented companies in more than 50 actual or putative collective and/or class action matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or state wage-and-hour laws. He also regularly advises companies on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-and-hour laws, including the performance of exempt status reviews and pay practice audits.
Andrew Paley is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in Seyfarth Shaw’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Paley’s practice focuses on defending employers in complex collective and class action litigations. Additionally, he recently served as the Los Angeles office coordinator for the firm’s Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Paley has litigated numerous class and collective actions for alleged wage and hour violations under both state and federal law for clients in the financial services, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, automobile, and insurance industries. These cases include claims alleging misclassification of employees as exempt or as independent contractors; “off-the-clock” and regular rate violations; denied reimbursements; miscalculation of commissions and bonuses; failure to pay prevailing wages; and meal/rest break violations. Mr. Paley’s experience includes the defense of large nationwide collective actions and multi-district litigations. He also advises clients on conducting pre-litigation wage and hour audits.
Richard Alfred is the Chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s national Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group and of the firm’s Boston office Labor & Employment Group. Mr. Alfred’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with a particular emphasis on wage and hour collective and class actions, complex litigation, high-stakes discrimination and wrongful termination cases and non-competition matters. He has defended many collective and class actions on behalf of large Fortune 500 companies brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws in jurisdictions throughout the United States. These cases often pose enormous risk to his clients, and Mr. Alfred has been successful through various litigation strategies in defusing and reducing that risk and the potential exposure that such cases initially present.