New Book from ALM’s Law Journal Press Focuses on Fast-Growing Area of Wage & Hour Class Litigation

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Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation examines the complex rules surrounding all types of wage and hour lawsuits

ALM's Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of print and digital publications for legal professionals, today announced the publication of Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, co-authored by Noah A. Finkel, Brett C. Bartlett and Andrew M. Paley, with Richard L. Alfred as senior editor. All are partners at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation focuses on a rapidly growing area of litigation. Written from the defense perspective, it covers every step of a case, from complaint to certification, trial, verdict, settlement or dismissal. It is available in print and in an online edition, enhanced for the Web. A detailed table of contents, as well as ordering information for this and other Law Journal Press publications, is available at

The new guide has already received high praise. The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, states: “Given the recent explosion of wage and hour litigation, both management- and plaintiff-side attorneys will find this publication to be an invaluable reference. With its painstaking attention to the law and procedure, this treatise will certainly be the go-to resource when practitioners ponder questions of strategy and substance in the context of wage and hour cases.”

Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation examines the complex rules surrounding all types of wage and hour lawsuits: claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), claims under state wage and hour laws, “hybrid” cases involving both, and special issues involving government contractors. It explains how to proceed upon receipt of a wage and hour claim, how to assess the merits of the claim, whether to settle, how to oppose plaintiffs’ motion to facilitate notice for conditional certification, how to handle discovery issues in class and collective actions, what the best trial and settlement strategies are, and how to tilt the odds in the defense’s favor.

The co-authors of Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation are all co-chairs of Seyfarth Shaw's Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Finkel is based in the firm’s Chicago office, Bartlett in Atlanta and Paley in Los Angeles. Alfred, the senior editor, is Chair of Seyfarth Shaw's Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group and is based in Boston. All have considerable expertise in the defense of complex federal and state wage and hour litigation and have written and lectured widely on the subject.

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