state/federal hybrid class suits

Co-authored by Michael Wahlander and Noah Finkel

It is not every day that multi-million dollar wage and hour class action judgments get reversed. But that is exactly what happened twice late last week in the Eighth Circuit in two cases against the same employer involving similar issues. In one, the Court reversed a judgment of more than $18.7 million,
Continue Reading Eighth Circuit Concludes That $24 Million Wage Payment Judgments Have No Meat

Seyfarth Shaw has updated its definitive guide to the litigation of wage and hour lawsuits. Co-authored by three Seyfarth partners and edited by the chair of the firm’s national wage-hour practice, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation is an essential resource for practitioners. The unique treatise provides insight into litigation strategy through all phases of wage & hour
Continue Reading Seyfarth Attorneys Update the 2015 Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage and Hour Lawsuits

Authored by Geoffrey Westbrook

After more than four years of litigation, Citibank hauled in a significant victory last week against putative class and collective actions in Ruiz v. Citibank. Personal bankers from California, New York, Washington D.C. and other states alleged that Citibank withheld overtime pay under a nationwide scheme encouraging off-the-clock work. Although finding “systematic violations at the
Continue Reading Citibank Cashes In With Big Win On Nationwide Overtime Class and Collective Actions

Authored by Brandon McKelvey

Last year employers were pleased with an order of a Nevada federal court that dismissed a state law class action on the grounds that it was preempted by a federal law collective action brought in the same suit.  In December, however, the court reconsidered and reversed its earlier order allowing both the state class and collective

Continue Reading District Court Vacates Favorable Ruling for Employers That FLSA Opt-In Provision Preempts State Law Class Action