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New York district court denies conditional certification of second FLSA collective action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

Because of the low standard employed by many courts, decisions denying conditional certification in FLSA cases are generally in the minority, but


Supreme Court agrees to hear case addressing scope of wage and hour class and collective actions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2015

It's hard enough to predict what the Supreme Court will do on a given case even after it has been briefed and oral argument has been heard. It's even


Unanimous Supreme Court holds EEOC must conciliate
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

Title VII was passed with a strong bias toward voluntary, non-litigation methods of dispute resolution. Indeed, the statute requires that even when


Fourth Circuit rejects EEOC expert report riddled with errors
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2015

We’ve written before on the questionable statistics used by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in other cases, and a recent


Court approves overtime class settlement after initially rejecting it
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

We wrote last May about the court's rejection of a $1.75 million settlement in Cruz v. Sky Chefs, Inc., Case No. C-12-02705 DMR (N.D. Cal. 2014) May


Unanimous Supreme Court finds security screening time NOT compensable
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2014

Security screening has become more common over the past decade, both to promote security for some employers and to deter employee theft for others. A


Nevada Supreme Court finds class of strippers were employees
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2014

Given the extensive use of euphemisms in the exotic dancing trade, we'll apologize in advance for any unintended puns. We've written on the issue of


Sixth Circuit remands Memphis Title VII disparate impact case, yet again
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2014

It’s hard not to feel sorry for the residents of Memphis, Tennessee. Depending on which source you consult, its violent crime rate hovers between


California district court rejects yet another class settlement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of


California district court finds bankrupt named plaintiffs not adequate representatives
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2014

Anyone questioning whether the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), has had an impact need look no