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Seyfarth Synopsis:  Furthering a recent trend, a judge in the District of Massachusetts denied a motion for conditional certification because there was no personal jurisdiction over non-Massachusetts entities with respect to the claims of employees who worked outside the state.

As we have discussed previously, several courts have held that plaintiffs in nationwide FLSA collective actions must either sue
Continue Reading Keeping it Local: Another Court Denies FLSA Conditional Certification Due to Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York Court of Appeals holds that the state’s class action rules require notice of settlements to be sent to putative class members – even though no class has been certified.

In a decision sure to send shivers up the spines of wage and hour practitioners in New York, the State’s highest court has held that notice
Continue Reading New York’s Highest Court: Pre-Certification Settlements Require Classwide Notice

Co-authored by Robert Whitman and Carlos Lopez

Good news for New York employers awaiting authorization to make wage deductions under the 2012 amendments to the state’s Labor Law:  the Department of Labor has posted final rules on its website.  The final rules became effective yesterday.

As we previously reported, the Department of Labor posted draft rules on its website
Continue Reading New York DOL Finally Green Lights New Wage-Deductions