Wage and Hour Class Action Defense
- Recently obtained Court of Appeal decision enforcing class action waiver provision within employer’s arbitration policy, compelling putative class action plaintiff to arbitrate on an individual basis, thereby effectively defeating attempted class action lawsuit alleging wage and hour violations and PAGA claims under California Labor Code. Maiorano v. Professional Community Management, Inc., No. B220127, 2010 WL 3786721 (Cal. Ct. App. 2d Dist. Sept. 30, 2010).
- Defeated class certification motion in putative class action lawsuit alleging company wide misclassification of retail employees as exempt management employees.
- Forced individual settlement of putative class action after trial court granted anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of employer, striking class representative’s attempt to collaterally attack individual settlement agreements obtained by employer from 90% of individual putative class members.
- Successful settlement of wage and hour class action