Poyner Spruill Welcomes Education Law Practice Group

Class Action Defense

Class action litigation against employers is on the rise across the country. Organizations facing a potential class of plaintiffs face substantial expense through tortuous discovery, class certification battles, and building a defense to class claims. We guide clients through these challenges, providing insight from our experience along the way.

We have a track record of defending large class actions across the United States in both state and federal courts. We have a history of securing outright dismissals of class claims, but we are also mindful of the great expense of defending class claims to completion. In some cases, it is more beneficial for a client to reach an early resolution. We have experience that allows us to develop and execute effective defense strategies in the early stages of class litigation that position our clients to resolve class disputes on the most beneficial terms possible.

Our experience with class action litigation covers many areas of employment law and benefits including, but not limited to the wage and hour claims employers most commonly face. For example, we defend clients against class action lawsuits alleging unpaid wages, misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide statutory meal and rest periods, failure to pay waiting time penalties, unfair business practices, and non-compliant wage statements. We also defend employers in benefit related claims brought under ERISA and claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar state statutes

In addition to handling federal litigation in practices where firm locale is irrelevant – such as the employment-related issues mentioned above – our firm has a network of law firms and legal service providers across the country, to serve as local counsel as needed. For more information about our legal network and how it might apply to your situation, click here.

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