Event Synopsis: Class and representative wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague employers across the country.  The costs and risks associated with prolonged litigation often means early settlement is the best course for both employers and employees.  Because of the unique nature of class and representative action settlements, it is crucial for employment litigators and…

Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and associate Rami Yomtov were successful in persuading an Orange County Superior Court Judge to deny class certification of a wage and hour class action filed against one of the Firm’s defense contractor clients.  The case involved claims for unpaid wages, and missed first and second meal breaks.  The unpaid wages and…

Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and associate Rami Yomtov recently concluded a favorable settlement in a consolidated wage and hour class action against one of the Firm’s well-known hotel clients.  In early 2014, the hotel was sued in three separate class actions for alleged meal and rest period violations, unpaid minimum wage and overtime, tip-pooling, and failure…

On June 23 2016, Partner Linda Miller Savitt, Senior Counsel Elsa Banuelos and Associate Rami A. Yomtov, obtained summary judgment in Carl Taswell v. The Regents of the University of California, et al. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2013-00659259-CU-WT-CJC). The Plaintiff claimed that he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated for allegedly reporting patient…

Partners Jeffrey Fuchsman and Linda Miller Savitt, and associate Rami Yomtov were successful in persuading the Court of Appeal to deny class certification in a wage and hour class action.  The plaintiff alleged the company did not properly compensate employees who clocked in early prior to the scheduled start of their shift.  The company asserted…

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