A U.S. Supreme Court case claiming asbestos caused a railroad employee's cancer might not seem crucial for wage and hour attorneys to follow, but its potential to shape where plaintiffs can sue makes it one to watch, observers told Law360.
"This case is potentially going to impact how wage and hour cases are litigated," said Christopher McNerney, an Outten & Golden LLP partner who represents workers.
"It's an added nuance to the age-old question of where to file," said Christopher McNerney, who represents workers as a partner at Outten & Golden LLP. "Some of the considerations are: Where is the bulk of the company's business? What is convenient for your clients? What is the status of the law?"
A court has awarded collective action status to an unpaid wages suit against public relations technology giant Cision.
Three former sales representatives sued Cision in January, as first reported by Bloomberg, alleging the company didn't compensate them for overtime.
According to a May order from US District Court, New York's Southern District, the former employees alleged they often had to work more than 40 hours...
New Jersey transportation companies gained some new leverage in fighting employment class actions after the state Supreme Court reinforced employers' arbitration agreements under Garden State law, even if their workers are exempt from arbitration under a federal law.
The event, organized by the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY), focused on current issues in employment law, and was attended by over 100 legal professionals, scholars, and students.