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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: As our 2019 Workplace Class Action Report describes, 2018 was quite an interesting year for employers in terms of class certification rulings. Plaintiffs achieved robust numbers of initial conditional certification rulings of wage & hour collective actions in 2018, while employers secured less defeats of conditional certification motions and decertification of § 216(b)
Continue Reading 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2018: Trend #2 Class Certification Trends In 2018

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: At 852 pages, Seyfarth’s 15th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report analyzes 1,453 rulings and is our most comprehensive Report ever.

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 Chapters
Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 2019 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Is Now Available!

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis:  As we near the end of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) fiscal year in September 2018, employers and litigators have started to notice an uptick in the Commission’s activity. Specifically, close observers have detected a rise in EEOC filings related to workplace harassment.  In today’s video, Partner Jerry Maatman of Seyfarth


Continue Reading Bracing For The Deluge Of EEOC Lawsuits

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an agency memorandum stating that the language contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status.” It represented a head-snapping pivot of the position of the U.S. Department of Justice. In this
Continue Reading Ongoing Debate Over Scope Of Workplace Bias Law

fireworks-227383_960_720By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Synopsis: In its recent review of Seyfarth’s 2017 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, EPLiC called it the “must have” resource that corporate counsel “cannot afford to be without it…”

We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our 2017 Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report by Employment Practices Liability Consultant Magazine
Continue Reading More Acclaim For Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report

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On February 9, 2017, Seyfarth Shaw hosted a signal event regarding workplace class action litigation in 2016 and the implications for employers looking to anticipate and prepare for workplace trends in 2017.

Vickie Lipnic, the newly appointed Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, joined Jerry Maatman in launching Seyfarth’s 2017 Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Vickie has been
Continue Reading Workplace Class Action Event Featuring Jerry Maatman and EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic

#16-3836 2017 WCAR Front Cover for Word In the third post of our series on workplace class action issues, this blog posting focuses on the statistical study of class certification rulings throughout the Unites States in 2016. Not unlike real estate, location – in terms of venue, the assigned judge, and applicable circuit case law – is an all-important factor in class certification dynamics.

Introduction

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Continue Reading The Story Behind Class Certification Statistics In 2016 And What It Means For Employers

#16-3836 2017 WCAR Front Cover for WordBy Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

As we face a new year, Seyfarth is pleased to offer strategic guidance through our 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.
Continue Reading 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar: Looking Back At Key Developments Of 2016 And What Lies Ahead In 2017

#16-3130 2016 WCAR Tickit Icon R!By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Amanda Sonneborn

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Monday, February 1, 2016. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

Across all varieties of workplace litigation, class action dynamics increasingly have been shaped and influenced by recent rulings in the U.S. Supreme
Continue Reading 12th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar: Looking Back At Key Developments Of 2015 And What Lies Ahead In 2016

chart-arrow-upBy Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On March 10, 2015, the Administrative Office Of The U.S. Courts released its annual statistics, showing the number of cases filed by subject matter during the 12-month periods ending September 30, 2009 through September 30, 2014. These statistics confirm what we reported in our 11th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation
Continue Reading Statistics Released By The Administrative Office Of The U.S. Courts Confirm That Wage & Hour Cases Represent The Most Significant Exposure To Employers Under Workplace Laws