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Incentive awards, bounties, and adequacy of representation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2014

A common feature of class action settlements, whether in employment actions or otherwise, is the payment of an incentive award to the named plaintiff


Court finds insurance claims adjusters exempt
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

Only ten years ago, in Bell v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 87 Cal. App. 4th 805, cert. denied, 534 U.S. 1041 (2001), a California Court of Appeals sent shock waves through the insurance industry by affirming summary judgment against a major insurer on the issue of whether insurance claims adjusters were exempt from overtime


Court grants summary judgment for employer in Apple class action seeking pay for time spent in security checks
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2015

Just last year, the Supreme Court held in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 135 S. Ct. 513 (2014) that employees working at an Amazon.com


Sixth Circuit affirms refusal to certify disparate impact sex discrimination case
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

On May 30, 2013, the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in Davis v. Cintas Corporation, Case No. 10-1662 (6th Cir. May 30, 2013), in which it upheld a


California court finds for retailer after trial of PAGA seating claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

In 2004, California passed the Private Attorney General Act, more commonly known either as "PAGA" or the "sue your employer act." PAGA permits employees


Eighth Circuit affirms summary judgment on overtime claims for class of tax professionals
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

Relatively few FLSA cases are certified and then reach a court of appeals on the merits, but that recently happened before the Eight Circuit


Pennsylvania District Court denies certification of off-the-clock case (again)
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2013

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," or so the adage goes. A recent case suggests that may not always be the right strategy or, more


Tenth Circuit affirms refusal to certify sex discrimination class
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

Hilti, Inc. sells power equipment for use in construction sites. A quick trip through its website ( reveals tools most people


Ninth Circuit reverses district court’s refusal to certify age discrimination class
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2014

The most famous, if fictional, San Francisco police Inspector was, of course, Inspector Harry Callahan of the Dirty Harry succession of Clint


Pennsylvania court denies certification of disability discrimination claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

In the vast majority of discrimination cases, there is little dispute over whether the plaintiff is actually in a protected group. For example, in