Wage-And-Hour Class Actions Top Workplace Suits

Law360, New York (January 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Wage-and-hour collective actions boomed in 2007, generating more rulings than class actions for employment discrimination or under ERISA, according to a report published by Seyfarth Shaw LLP's employment attorneys.

Plaintiffs lawyers are migrating from employment discrimination and ERISA cases to wage-and-hour litigation, said the report's general editor, Gerald Maatman. Seyfarth's fourth Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzed 508 decisions from 2007.

“Collective actions pursued in federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act...produced more rulings in 2007 than did class actions for employment discrimination or...
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