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California Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Right to Litigate Affirmative Defenses in Class Actions

Posted in Labor Law, Wage & Hour

On May 29, 2014, the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association clarified employers’ rights in defending against employee misclassification class action cases. The Court held that in defending against such claims, employers must be permitted to present relevant defenses, even if such defenses involve individual issues. The Court’s analysis should have… Continue Reading

9th Circuit to Review Order Granting Class Certification of “Suitable Seating” Suit Against Wal-Mart

Posted in Labor Law, Wage & Hour

“Suitable seating” class actions have been on the rise in the last couple of years in California. The first “suitable seating” class action is currently under review by a trial judge in San Francisco. However, in the meantime, the Ninth Circuit has decided to consider a related case against Wal-Mart, where plaintiffs’ attorneys are claiming… Continue Reading