How Do I Join a Class Action and How Does it Work for Me?
November 11, 2022
What is a Class-Action Lawsuit?
Class Actions can have many benefits for employees and consumers. At its most basic, a class-action allows for one court to decide together in one case issues impacting many people, usually when the amount at issue is too little to attract competent counsel for individual cases but the number of people impacted by the alleged illegal practice may be very large. When addressed together, the claims are sufficient to support a lawsuit – whether a Federal Court Class action or sometimes in state court.
How can I Join a Class-Action Lawsuit?
Participation in a Class Action depends on court approval or “certification” of the class. If you think you are potentially covered by a class action lawsuit, (more…)
Working off the Clock – Alro Steel FLSA Overtime Pay Lawsuit
May 30, 2022
Federal Court Orders Notice to Alro Steel Employees in Nationwide Overtime Lawsuit
Blanchard & Walker sent the court approved notice to 2500+ Alro Steel employees who may have a right to seek recover for off-the-clock uncompensated time at Alro Steel facilities throughout the country. Federal District Court Judge Murphy for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted conditional certification and ordered notice of FLSA rights to opt-in for current and former warehouse employees of Alro Steel Corporation. (more…)
The End of Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
March 8, 2022
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act. This law is one significant step forward in the fight to end arbitration contracts that deny access to the Courts for violations of fundamental workplace rights.
For far too long, countless survivors, workers, and consumers have been silenced by forced arbitration.
The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act nullifies “agreements between employees and their employers in which the employees waive their rights to sue in the case of sexual assault or harassment,” as reported by The Washington Post. More than 60 million Americans are subject to such clauses, often buried in the fine print of their employment contracts.
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