State Of Class Certification: Defense In Wage And Hour Cases

By Paul DeCamp and Maxine Adams (April 27, 2020, 12:03 PM EDT) -- As recent data reveals record levels of class certification grants from federal courts, this Expert Analysis series examines the latest offense and defense strategies in Employee Retirement Income Security Act, workplace bias, and wage and hour class suits.

Paul DeCamp

Maxine Adams Over the last decade, courts have grappled with how to apply the U.S. Supreme Court's class action jurisprudence, including such landmark cases as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes[1] and Comcast Corp. v. Behrend,[2] in the wage and hour context. The evolving case law has, in turn, shaped how plaintiffs counsel select and pursue claims in order to maximize the...

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