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Workplace Litigation Report: The Good and the Bad

Employers can find good news and some bad news in Seyfarth Shaw’s 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation, which analyzes 1,408 rulings.

The firm has posted the 57-page report on its website and has created a microsite that provides a brief overview of the survey’s findings.

 of Human Resource Executive also has written a summary of the report.

Shadovitz offers the good news for employers from the report: “Legal precedents and new defense approaches resulted in better statistical outcomes for employers in opposing class-certification requests for the second straight year. For instance, in wage-and-hour litigation—one of the more active categories of employment law—employers won 63 percent of decertification rulings, a success rate of nearly 20 percent from the year before.”

On the other side of the coin, he writes, the monetary value of the top workplace class-action settlements jumped more than $1 billion to a record high of $2.72 billion.

Read the Seyfarth report.






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