by Beth A. Gunn and Jack S. Sholkoff, Esqs., Ogletree Deakins, Los Angeles
Employers increasingly understand the financial burden of defending wage-and-hour class-action lawsuits—not to mention possible settlement payments or damages following unsuccessful attempts to defend those suits. As a result, they’re increasingly willing to spend time and resources on avoiding lawsuits in the first place.
There are some practical steps you can take to dodge the threat of a costly class-action lawsuit:
- Use arbitration agreements that include class-action waivers.
- Update meal and rest break policies and practices to comply with recent guidance from the California Supreme Court.
- Revise work and timekeeping policies and practices to avoid potential liability.
- Review policies, practices and paystubs for legal compliance.
In addition to the more specific advice outlined below, all employers with employees in California...(register to read more)