Associates May File OT Suits If Temp Lawyers' Cases Prevail

Law360, New York (July 22, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Contract lawyers pursuing wage-and-hour suits claiming the temporary document review work they did for white-shoe firms was too "routine" to qualify as overtime-exempt face an uphill battle, but experts say their bellwether cases could open up law firms to overtime claims from a wider pool of attorneys, such as associates.

A ruling in favor of attorneys who sued Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, as well as legal staffing companies, for denying them overtime pay would give low-level...
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