Employment Class Action Defense
Our employment class action litigators work with clients to match case strategies with business strategies. We efficiently resolve these matters through negotiated settlement, defeating class certification, or at trial.
Employment class, collective, and representative actions are among the costliest lawsuits your business can face, damaging both your bottom line and your reputation. For each case, we conduct an early case analysis and collaborate on strategy, creative litigation approaches, and goals. We develop our litigation strategy to achieve your objectives.
We know that cost management is important. Our employment class action litigators:
We staff wage and hour class actions leanly to keep fees under control. We actively explore opportunities for early case resolution. However, we have the experience and resources to litigate to the fullest extent required. We work each case as if it is headed for trial to avoid duplication and wasted resources.
In addition to our internal capabilities, we are well-connected to experts and consultants who provide class action support, including privileged exposure assessments, e-discovery, and trial testimony. We defend employers using the latest technologies, data analysis tools, and class action strategies.
Full Spectrum of Employment Class Actions
We have defended the full spectrum of employment class actions under state and federal law, including cases alleging missed rest breaks, meal periods, overtime violations, donning and doffing time, off-the-clock work, employee misclassification, commission underpayment, failure to accommodate, class-wide discrimination, and others.
Our California team of wage and hour litigators routinely defends class action claims and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims arising under California law, such as claims for unreimbursed business expenses, failure to provide suitable seating, noncompliant wage statements, failure to pay waiting time penalties, and improperly calculating the "regular rate" on incentive payments for overtime.
We have represented major retailers in class actions alleging violations under state and federal law. Our team is positioned to perform large-scale investigations and interview campaigns with retailers of any size, in any location.
We defend technology clients against a variety of wage and hour claims, including alleged worker misclassification, discrimination, wage violations, and others.
We represent fast food franchises and other restaurants in meal period and rest break class actions. We conduct thorough, statewide investigations and employee interview campaigns, often employing detailed statistical analyses, to position such cases for favorable resolution or trial.
We defend national healthcare providers in complex class actions, often defending against alleged violations of meal and rest break requirements, overtime violations, donning and doffing underpayment, and on-call time.
We work with financial services companies to obtain favorable global settlements. Our attorneys have represented large banks and other financial institutions to resolve wage and hour class actions alleging issues such as worker misclassification, unpaid regular and overtime wages, meal and rest break violations, pay stub violations, waiting time penalties, and civil penalties.
We represent trucking and other transportation companies in claims for unpaid wages, including missed breaks and unpaid piece-rate (per mile) compensation.
Our litigators have defended major telecom companies in wage and hour class actions, including allegations of commission underpayments, worker misclassification, recordkeeping violations, and others.
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