Seyfarth Synopsis: Vote today for Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action blog for the ABA Journal Blawg 100 Award.

Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blogs competition, and we hope you will cast your vote today to help Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action blog get on the ABA’s list for 2017.

As many of you may know,
Continue Reading Calling All Readers! The Workplace Class Action Blog Is In The Running For The ABA Journal Blawg 100 Award!

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Employees are only human — misconduct, theft, harassment, discrimination, and even criminal conduct are a fact of life, even in the workplace.  Companies confronted with allegations of workplace misconduct must consider the manner of responding to the allegations and the means by which they will be investigated.

Businesses suffer millions of dollars in losses each year due
Continue Reading Dealing With Problem Employees and Employee Problems: What Employers Need To Know

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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
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SCOTUSBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christina M. Janice, Michael W. Stevens, and Kylie R. Byron

Make no mistake, the role of Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court profoundly impacts the balance of power among the branches of our government. Now, with the untimely passing of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, the void created in the balance
Continue Reading What Employers Need To Know About Supreme Court Issues After The Passing Of Justice Scalia

trophy-clip-art-154708Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action Blog is a one-of-a-kind reference site and thought leadership forum that analyzes the latest trends in complex employment litigation. The Workplace Class Action blog is also one of the primary vehicles for disseminating Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. We were honored this year with a review of our Report by Employment Practices Liability Consultant
Continue Reading Nominate The Workplace Class Action Blog For The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Award!

gold standardBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Lorie Almon

We wanted to share a new, significant development with our loyal blog readers — Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Practice Group has just been recognized for excellence by one of the most prestigious awards in the legal profession.

The Seyfarth L&E practice group was named Labor & Employment Team of the Year at
Continue Reading Chambers Selects Seyfarth As The Employment Law Practice Group Of The Year In 2015

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

On December 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued yet another decision in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., No. 13-3159, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 24130 (8th Cir. Dec. 22, 2014). This time, the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s previous order directing
Continue Reading The CRST Saga Continues: Eighth Circuit Overturns $4.7 Million Fee Award Against EEOC And Remands

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Today I had the privilege of attending the 6th Annual Forum on Defending Employment Discrimination Litigation hosted by the American Conference Institute in New York, New York (I spoke on defense strategies for defending high stakes, multi-party age discrimination lawsuits).

Constance Barker, one of the five Commissioners at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, gave the
Continue Reading Is The EEOC’s Role To Enforce The Law, Or Make New Law?

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill

It is a truism that complex litigation often becomes a battle of the experts, and this applies with full force to class action employment discrimination cases. Skilled counsel will anticipate this fact and early on identify and develop not only the right experts, but thoroughly assess what data and information is
Continue Reading Iowa Supreme Court Dismisses Long-Fought Race Discrimination Class Action