At BakerHostetler, we are known for our ability to end class actions before they begin through creative case management, motion practice and aggressive defeat of class certification. We have successfully represented clients at virtually every stage of employment class action litigation. In particular, our extensive experience in the wage and hour area coupled with our proven track record of successfully defending class, collective and representative actions make us uniquely qualified to effectively handle complex wage and overtime liability claims on behalf of our clients. In addition to defending clients against actions involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), we have handled every type of employment and civil rights lawsuit, including claims of discrimination, as well as claims for benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act and state common law.

We also work to find solutions to class action litigation outside the realm of the courthouse. Through our regulatory experience, we can assist employers by coordinating and obtaining guidance from statistical experts and appropriate agencies—and then work to resolve potential class action threats through means outside of traditional litigation.

BakerHostetler’s employment practice is ranked in latest edition of Chambers USA. The publication notes the BakerHostetler team has developed a strong expertise in wage and hour class actions and comments, “For big and heavy class actions, this is the team to call.”

BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Team publishes a periodic newsletter as developments in this dynamic area of the law warrant.