logo_seyfarth_shaw.bmpAs readers of this blog know, Seyfarth Shaw is presenting a series of webinars following the publication of our book, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation (Law Journal Press, 2012).  The first of this series last month, “Modeling An Effective & Efficient Defense to Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions,” was extremely well attended. 

Our webinar series continues

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Blog-WH.jpgAuthored by Kara Goodwin

A recent National Economic Research Associates (“NERA”) report, “Trends in Wage and Hour Settlements: 2011 Update,” quantified what most working in the wage-hour litigation field already knew ─ wage and hour cases continue to be a source of potential liability for employers. The report identified 107 settlements of wage and hour cases in 2011, slightly more

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Authored by Richard Alfred

Last week, the Fourth Circuit (comprising Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina), joined the other five Circuit Courts that have adopted the “half-time” approach to misclassification damages.  In Desmond v. PNGI Charles Town Gaming, L.L.C. Case Nos. 09-2189, 09-2190, 09-2192 and 09-2254 (4th Cir. Jan. 14, 2011) the Court ruled in a mistaken exemption

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