San Diego Wage & Hour Class Action Lawyer
Wage and Hour Class Action Attorney Doug Walters provides skilled representation in employment law class action lawsuits.
A class action lawsuit is a case that is brought by a named plaintiff acting as a representative on behalf of a class of people who have suffered the same type of harm or damage. Depending on the type of claim that is filed, individuals will be required to either opt in or specifically opt out. In cases that require parties to opt out, individuals who qualify as class members will automatically be deemed part of the class until they do so.
Contact our Southern California Class Action Employment Lawyers at (858) 623-5655 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We will thoroughly review and discuss your situation while addressing your concerns. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, we are dedicated to helping clients find positive outcomes.
Class Action Employment Claims in Southern California
Before a case can receive class action certification by a State or Federal Court, several requirements must first be met. These requirements are:
Numerous Claims: Simply stated, there must be so many claims that are similar in nature that it is impractical to file each case separately.
Common Claims: The claims must share common factual and legal issues, such that combining all of the disputes into a single action is much more efficient for all parties as well as the court.
Typical Claims: The named plaintiffs’ claims must be typical of those of the class as a whole.
Adequate Representation by Named Plaintiffs: The named representative plaintiffs must act fairly and in such a manner to protect the interests of all class members. The rights of absent class members must always be taken into consideration to ensure that their rights are not violated.
Damages or relief may be granted to the parties who have been harmed in the form of compensatory damages, where the litigants receive monetary compensation, or in the form of injunctive relief, requiring the defendant to take specific actions or refrain from engaging in specific behavior.
Skilled Representation in Wage & Hour Class Action Lawsuits
At the Law Offices of Douglas F. Walters, our Class Action Employment Attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of class action lawsuits against their current or former employers, including class actions based on:
Employee / Independent Contractor Misclassification – Deliberate misclassification of non-exempt employees as exempt (salaried) employees to avoid the payment of overtime, and the misclassification of employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime, benefits, and a wide variety of state mandated employee taxes.
Meal & Rest Break Violations – Employer refusal to allow employees to take adequate meal or rest breaks, or willful failure to make such breaks available to employees.
Wage & Overtime Disputes – Refusal to pay employees in accordance with the law, including untimely payment, failure to provide an employee’s final check in a timely manner, failure to pay minimum wage, refusal to pay for unused vacation time, and failure to pay overtime as required.
Contact our San Diego Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If your employer has violated your rights as well as the rights of your coworkers, call the Law Offices of Douglas F. Walters at (858) 623-5655, or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation.