Buchalter Labor and Employment attorneys defend employers against all types of employment class action lawsuits, including wage and hour class actions.
Class actions can have potentially devastating consequences for companies targeted by claims of violating California’s complex labor code, even at the early stages. Buchalter’s substantial experience and collaborative approach to responding to these actions have resulted in consistent successes for our clients. We have represented a broad range of industries in wage and hour class actions, including national restaurant chains, national financial institutions, a major league baseball team, apparel companies, and national retail chains. We have defeated class certification motions and prevailed on summary judgment motions and demurrers in class actions, ending the litigation at an early stage. We have also negotiated very favorable settlements for our clients.
California has uniquely complex labor laws. Our Labor and Employment attorneys carefully follow state court rulings and developments, and regularly alert our clients about updates and changes in the law. We also counsel our clients on an ongoing basis on risk management and preventive measures to minimize the danger of becoming the target of a multi-plaintiff lawsuit.