Class Action Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Alex W. Karasik, and Aaron A. Bauer

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In Easom v. US Well Servs., No. 21-20202, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 16556 (5th Cir. June 15, 2022), the employer defendant invoked the WARN Act’s “natural disaster” exception when it conducted mass layoffs in its Texas workforce, due to the sudden economic downturn caused
Continue Reading Fifth Circuit Finds The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not A Natural Disaster Under The WARN Act

By Jennifer A. Riley, Andrew Scroggins, and Tyler Zmick

Seyfarth Synopsis: As we previously reported, employers generally have found success when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up questions about the arbitrability of workplace disputes. The unanimous decision in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon bucks that trend, denying employers a clear victory and holding that those who load cargo
Continue Reading The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Industry-Based Reading Of FAA’s Transportation Worker Exemption, Reduces Visibility For Workers Challenging Arbitration Agreements

By Jennifer A. Riley, Alex W. Karasik and Tyler Z. Zmick

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In Sosa v. Onfido, Inc., No. 20-CV-4247, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74672 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 25, 2022), the Court issued the latest plaintiff-friendly decision under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), putting businesses and employers on notice that the statute can apply to photographs
Continue Reading Picture This: Illinois Federal Court Holds That BIPA Applies To Photographs

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Jennifer A. Riley, and Sarah K. Bauman

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Allen et al. v. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, Case No. 1:18-CV-03730 (N. D. Ga. March 21, 2022), Plaintiffs alleged that AT&T, their former employer, discriminated against them and other pregnant sales associates with how it designed and implemented its attendance policies and related

Continue Reading Georgia Federal Court Denies Class Certification To AT&T Employees In Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15th for the 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report webinar! Register now to secure your spot and review the workplace class action developments of 2021 and what employers should expect for 2022.

About the Program: In our 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar, speakers will provide an in-depth interactive


Continue Reading Register Now! 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar: Looking Back At Key Developments Of 2021 And What Lies Ahead In 2022

Seyfarth Synopsis: In its recent review of Seyfarth’s 2022 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, EPLiC Magazine called the Report a “must-have resource,” the “only publication of its kind,” and that no corporate counsel “should be without it.”

We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our 2021 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report by Employment Practices Liability
Continue Reading Recognition For Seyfarth’s 2022 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report

By Jennifer Riley, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tyler Zmick, Alex Karasik, Sarah Bauman, and Greg Tsonis

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC, et al., 2022 IL 126511 (Feb. 3, 2022), holding that claims for statutory damages against an employer under the Illinois Biometric Information
Continue Reading Illinois Supreme Court Holds Workers’ Compensation Act Does Not Bar BIPA Claims

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us on Tuesday, February 15th for the 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report webinar! Register now to secure your spot and review the workplace class action developments of 2021 and what employers should expect for 2022.

About the Program: In our 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar, speakers will provide an in-depth interactive
Continue Reading 18th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar: Looking Back At Key Developments Of 2021 And What Lies Ahead In 2022

Seyfarth Synopsis: Register today and come join us tomorrow at a Seyfarth Exclusive Event!

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!

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Continue Reading There Is Still Time To Register For A Seyfarth Exclusive! Virtual Webinar And Book Launch

Seyfarth Exclusive! Live Webinar

There is still time to register to attend Seyfarth’s Exclusive Live Webinar Event! 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
Continue Reading Register Now To Attend! Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Panel Discussion/Webinar For Virtual Book Launch