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 part of the courts recognizing … that the wage gap is real and it's substantial, and legislatures are well within their rights to take legislative action to address the wage gap," said Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers bringing discrimination and wage and hour claims.
"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?"
Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers in discrimination cases, said new requirements that employers must be transparent around salary ranges, which Connecticut, Nevada and Rhode Island passed in 2021, were especially important.
"The fact that you have three jurisdictions passing these types of laws is a tribute to legislatures trying to get things done and probably a host of organizers that are bringing issues to state legislatures' attention," Young said. "I expect to see that more states will pass pay transparency laws."
Outten & Golden partner Ossai Miazad recently settled a hiring discrimination case against The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) on behalf of David Rodriguez, a DACA recipient who applied for an internship at P&G, and others similarly situated to him. The case sought to address P&G’s policy and practice of screening out internship and entry-level applicants who are non-United States citizens unless they held a long-term work authorization.
The case was filed as a putative class action in federal district court in...
Class action targets criminal history screening policies that reject qualified job applicants
Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, hires thousands of new workers across the U.S. each year. But according to a lawsuit recently filed by Outten & Golden LLP and Youth Represent, the retail giant also rejects many qualified applicants because of their criminal histories – part of a uniform hiring policy that disparately impacts Black and Latinx candidates in...
Employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced today the promotion of Cassandra W. Lenning, Christopher M. McNerney, Amy F. Shulman, Daniel S. Stromberg, and Chauniqua D. Young to partnership effective January 1, 2021.
A job applicant to New York Life filed a class action alleging that the company denied employment to her because of arrests that never resulted in conviction. The complaint specifically alleges that New York Life's uniform policy and practice, to deny applicants with such arrests, "flout[s] New York law, treating individuals as guilty of crimes for which they were never convicted, and inverting the fundamental U.S. legal principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty."
New York City and State make it an unlawful discriminatory practice to deny employment to an...
Outten & Golden LLP– the premier law firm representing employees, executives, and partners in employment litigation, transactional matters, and class actions – has again been named to the annual editions of Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms.
Outten & Golden LLP, a premier law firm focused exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm's New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., offices have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. All of the honorees have been previously selected.