wage and hour class action

Authored by Christopher A. Crosman

Just in time for the summer beach reading season comes the 14th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. It contains discussion and analysis of the various types of wage & hour class actions that affect many California employers, and has been updated to reflect the
Continue Reading The 14th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!

bduking.jpgCo-authored by Richard Alfred and Kevin Young

It has been more than a year since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, and its impact on wage and hour class actions remains hotly debated.  While plaintiffs’ attorneys have argued that the decision is limited substantively to discrimination cases and procedurally to Rule 23(b)(2) class actions

Continue Reading Still Duking it Out: Ninth Circuit Considers Impact of Dukes on Wage and Hour Class Actions

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

Continue Reading Seyfarth Shaw’s May 2 Webinar to Explore Strategies, Options and Approaches to Defeating or Limiting FLSA Conditional Certification

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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

Continue Reading Wage and Hour Cases ─ Not Going Away Anytime Soon

ping_pong.jpgWhat happens when a wage and hour class action, removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of  2005 (“CAFA”), 28 U.S.C. §§1332(d) and 1453 fails certification as a class action? What if after remand, the same plaintiffs revive the class claims in state court?  A growing number of  federal courts have concluded that if class certification is

Continue Reading Avoiding Endless Jurisdictional Ping Pong