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Employment Class Action Blog Blog

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Eighth Circuit Quashes Subpoena for Related Entities in FLSA Case

USA - July 9 2018 It’s fairly uncommon to see discovery issues make their way to courts of appeal, particularly in class action or wage and hour cases. Last week…

New York District Court Rejects Putative Class Settlement Involving Interns

USA - July 5 2018 Here’s something you don’t see every day. A district court has rejected the settlement of a proposed class and collective action…

Illinois District Court Rejects Bid to Hold Jimmy John’s Liable for Franchisees’ Employees

USA - July 3 2018 Fast food enterprises are frequent targets for claimed wage and hour violations. Because in many instances the places where the plaintiff worked is…

6th Circuit Rejects Crude Statistics Based on Small Sample

USA - June 29 2018 The Sixth Circuit has issued an opinion involving a number of class action and employment issues in a case arising out of an unusual fact pattern and…

New York District Court Denies Conditional Certification of Class of Café Managers

USA - June 27 2018 The United States District Court has rendered a decision that is interesting in at least two respects. First, it is a lengthy and thoughtful opinion…

The Supreme Court Confirms That Class Plaintiffs Must Take Their Bite of the Apple Sooner Rather Than Later

USA - June 12 2018 Although he is remembered as a Los Angeles Laker, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as basketball trivia buffs know, actually began his NBA career on…

Experts Must Satisfy Daubert Standards at Certification Stage

USA - June 5 2018 Nearly seven years ago, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), the Supreme Court addressed, at least in significant respect, the…

The Legality of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements - SCOTUS Finally Speaks

USA - May 21 2018 The controversy surrounding the validity of employment arbitration agreements with class action waivers has been simmering since at least 2012. Now…

Washington Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment on Various Overtime Issues

USA - May 16 2018 Overconfidence won’t overcome questions of fact Most practitioners and human resource professionals are already familiar with the increasingly…

Gutierrez v. Wells-Fargo Bank - Eleventh Circuit Sheds More Light on Waiver of Arbitration Rights in Putative Class Setting

USA - May 15 2018 Whether a defendant has waived its right to arbitrate as to unnamed class plaintiffs has been a troubling issue. Some courts base their analysis on…