Last year presented many challenges, and 2021 offers a fresh start. In this issue of the Class Actions Trends Report we review the most significant developments of 2020 and look ahead to what a new year and a new presidential administration may mean for employers.

Topics addressed in this issue include:

  • Top 10 class action

As President-elect Joe Biden selects members of his Cabinet and prepares for his transition into the presidency, he and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives may pursue a number of significant pieces of federal workplace legislation. Many of these employment law measures successfully passed the House in 2019 and 2020. And, with the

In this age of Big Data, expert analyses are critical to class and collective actions. Wage and hour lawsuits hinge on experts dueling over employee time and pay data. The EEOC’s Equal Pay and systemic discrimination initiatives are driven by statisticians’ analyses of employers’ robust payroll and applicant tracking system data.   In many of these

In a recent decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued helpful guidance to employers – albeit in a decision in favor of a class of employees – as to what responsibilities employees must have in order to satisfy the executive exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

To satisfy the executive exemption, employees