Class Action Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Workplace arbitration programs continued to have a profound impact on workplace class action litigation in 2021. Such programs influenced the nature of class action litigation filed and shifted the types of claims asserted as the plaintiffs’ bar continued to find ways to pivot around such obstacles.

As employers clawed for cover from the
Continue Reading 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #5 The Continuing Impact Of Arbitration

Seyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday’s blog post analyzed the significant impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of life in 2021, including the legal system in general and workplace class action litigation in particular. Today, the Workplace Class Action Report (WCAR) video series continues with Seyfarth partner Jerry Maatman’s explanation of how COVID-19 changed the class action world in 2021, and what lies
Continue Reading 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: The Continuing Impact Of COVID-19 Video

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: During 2021, COVID-19 class action litigation became more pervasive in reaching across new industries and spawning new challenges on the workplace class action front. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on all aspects of life in 2021 and a profound impact on the workplace, in particular. In 2020, as state and local
Continue Reading 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: The Continuing Impact Of COVID-19

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the installation of a new administration in 2021, employers saw almost immediate shifts in administrative priorities. Over the past year, the Biden Administration rolled out changes on several fronts that took shape through executive orders, legislative efforts, and agency actions. Contrary to the pro-business approach of the Trump Administration, the Biden Administration
Continue Reading 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #3 Government Administrative And Enforcement Trends

Seyfarth Synopsis: In today’s video blog, Jerry Maatman discusses how, in 2021, the aggregate monetary value of workplace class action settlements exploded to an all-time high, as plaintiffs’ lawyers and government enforcement agencies monetarized their claims at the highest values we have ever tracked. Many employers and commentators alike expected the pandemic to depress the size and pace of settlements.


Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2021: Trend #1 Record Settlements Video

By Gerlad L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: As measured by the top 10 largest case resolutions in various workplace class action categories, overall settlement numbers skyrocketed in 2021 to an all-time high. The plaintiffs’ bar and government enforcement attorneys obtained significant settlements in a wide range of areas in 2021, and the overall “top ten” settlement values in 2021 in
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2021: Trend #1 Record Settlements

Seyfarth Exclusive! Live Webinar

You are invited to join Paige Smith of Bloomberg Law and Seyfarth Partner Gerald (“Jerry”) L. Maatman, Jr. for a virtual panel discussion marking the release and book launch of Seyfarth’s 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Please register here to join this event!

As we move into a shifting landscape of policy and litigation
Continue Reading Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Panel Discussion/Webinar For Virtual Book Launch

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth’s 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzes 1,607 rulings and is our most comprehensive Report ever at over 840 pages.

Click here to access the microsite featuring all the Report highlights. You can read about the five major trends of the past year, order your copy of the eBook, and download
Continue Reading It Is Here – Seyfarth’s 2022 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report 

By Jennifer A. Riley and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth SynopsisThis week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Cothron v. White Castle Sys., No. 20-3202, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 37593 (7th Cir. Dec. 20, 2021), on whether claims asserted under Sections 15(b) and 15(d) of the Illinois Biometric Information Protection
Continue Reading Seventh Circuit Sends BIPA Claim Accrual Question To Illinois Supreme Court

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Happy Holidays to all of our loyal readers of the Workplace Class Action Blog! Our elves are busy at work this holiday season in wrapping up our start-of-the-year kick-off publication – Seyfarth Shaw’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. We anticipate going to press in early January, and launching the 2022 Report to
Continue Reading Happy Holiday Season To Our Readers – The 2022 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Around The Corner…