By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report by Employment Practices Liability Consultant Magazine (“EPLiC”) – the review is here. Here is what EPLiC said:

“The Report is the singular, definitive source of information, research, and in-depth analysis on employment-related class action litigation. Practitioners and corporate counsel should not be without it on their desk, since the Report is the sole compendium of its kind in the United States”

We are often asked – “How does it happen – how do you produce your Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report”?

The answer is pretty simple – “we live, eat, and breathe workplace class action law 24/7.”

Each morning we check the previous day’s filings of EEOC lawsuits and workplace class actions relative to employment discrimination, ERISA, and wage & hour claims. We do so on a national basis – both in federal courts and all 50 states. Then we check every ruling on Rule 23 certification and subsidiary issues throughout federal and state trial and appellate courts. This is also done on a national basis. We put this information in our customized database; we analyze and compare the rulings on class action issues and Rule 23 topics; and then we prepare an analysis of each decision.

Our class action practitioners – a group of over 150 Seyfarth lawyers – contribute to the process of building the database and analyzing decisional law on a daily basis.

We have being doing this on a 24/7 basis for 10 years, and publishing the Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report in the first week of January of each calendar year.

The result is a compendium of workplace class action law that is unique in its analysis, scope, and comprehensiveness.

We were particularly proud when EPLiC recognized our Report as the “state-of-the-art word” on workplace class action litigation. I

Thanks EPLiC. We sincerely appreciate the kudos.

By way of a progress report, we are now 5 months into the year, and we have tracked and analyzed more class action decisions to this point in 2014 than in past years. On this pace, our 2015 Report will cover more decisions than ever before.