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North Carolina federal court holds it lacks jurisdiction over claims of out-of-state opt-ins

USA - April 26 2022 In the latest court ruling to address personal jurisdiction over out-of-state opt-in plaintiffs in Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, a…

‘No Concrete Harm, No Standing,’ Divided Supreme Court Reaffirms in Fair Credit Reporting Act Case

USA - July 9 2021 The right of plaintiffs to sue for technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other federal privacy laws has been the subject…

$102 Million Pay Stub, Meal Break Judgment Against Walmart Reversed

USA - June 16 2021 In a significant victory for California employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a $102 million award against Walmart in a…

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2021

USA - May 28 2021 The social movements occurng across our country have some companies and organiizations renewing their focus and commitment to making long term…

Virginia’s new overtime law authorizes collective actions

USA - April 12 2021 “Previously, Virginia had been content to rely on the overtime pay requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),”…

ADA Does Not Require Websites Be Accessible, Appeals Court Holds

USA - April 9 2021 A website is not a “place of public accommodation” within the meaning of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal appeals…

Does the Workers’ Compensation Act Bar BIPA Claims? Illinois Supreme Court Will Weigh In

USA - April 2 2021 The Illinois Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal of an Appellate Court’s decision addressing whether an employee’s claim for damages…

Class Action Trends Report: Looking back, looking ahead

USA - February 8 2021 Last year presented many challenges, and 2021 offers a fresh start. In this issue of the Class Actions Trends Report we review the most significant…

2020 Wage & Hour Developments: A Year in Review

USA - January 22 2021 The laws governing wages and hours of work affect nearly everyone—and have a significant affect on class and collective actions. How employees are…

Fifth Circuit Rejects Two-Step Approach for Certifying FLSA Collective Actions

USA - January 13 2021 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has just issued an important decision addressing “how stringently, and how soon, district courts…