Wage And Hour Class Action Prevention and Defense

Our team of employment defense attorneys is well-equipped to handle complex class action suits. We work with businesses and employers throughout Central California and others across the nation to identify and address potential wage and hour claims that can quickly escalate into costly class action litigation.

Assessing Risk While Managing Costs And Outcomes In Wage And Hour Defense

At Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC, we understand the unique issues facing modern businesses. One such issue is the possibility of a class action lawsuit. These disputes have the potential to disrupt operations and generate negative exposure. If an award is granted, the effects can resonate throughout an industry, causing landmark changes to policy and procedure.

Our attorneys are well experienced in defending class action lawsuits pertaining to wage and hour claims. When these issues arise, we can quickly step in and tailor our strategies including evaluating the benefits of mediation, both pre and post class certification, analyzing the risks and costs in fighting class certification and/or seeking decertification and finally alternatives for trying the case. We work thoughtfully and aggressively to achieve our client's goals, all while protecting our clients' operations, image and financial interests.

Our experience litigating and handling wage and hour claims helps us identify potential disputes before they occur and implement preventative or compliance measures to remain ahead of these issues. If a lawsuit is already in progress, we can resolve the dispute in the most cost-effective manner available, whether that means alternative dispute resolution or litigation.

Common wage and hour issues that result in class action disputes include:

  • Overtime pay
  • Exempt and nonexempt misclassifications
  • Vacation time
  • Rest period and meal break issues
  • Bonuses and commissions
  • Piece rate
  • Pay stub violations
  • Off the clock work
  • Donning & doffing

The Resources And Experience To Effectively Defend Against Sophisticated Class Action Lawsuits

To speak with our team of employment defense lawyers, contact our Fresno, California, office at 559-421-7000. We represent businesses and employers from Bakersfield to Sacramento in a variety of state and federal employment law matters.