Employment class actions often share common traits, including the potential for significant liability, the likelihood of adverse publicity and a direct adverse impact on current employee relations. But these lawsuits are at the same time unique, with each requiring skilled, strategic and customized legal advice to combat the challenges, thwart the claims (both procedurally and substantively) and help employers meet their overall business goals without interruption.
Fox Rothschild’s team of labor and employment attorneys has successfully resolved complex employment-related class and collective action claims in federal and state courts and in a broad range of industries. We defend employers in claims arising out of tip pooling, meal/rest periods, overtime, off-the-clock work, employee misclassification, harassment, equal pay, employment discrimination and employee benefits. We have deep experience in all federal and state employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law equivalents.
By defeating class certification, obtaining summary judgment or using alternative dispute resolution methods, our attorneys effectively and efficiently help employers avert or minimize liability related to class actions. If a case proceeds to trial, we implement extensive cost-saving mechanisms to manage the case for our clients.
Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court are opening doors for employer-defendants and helping to balance the playing field just a bit. However, this area of the law continues to evolve. Fox attorneys continually monitor the outcomes of state and federal court decisions and report to our clients via weekly email distributions and our various employment law blogs.