Study: Employers Should Fear Class Actions In California, New York

by MR Magazine Staff

One of the nation’s top employment and labor law firms found, in its most recent study, that New York and California courts lead the way in the number of class action certifications. Two jurisdictions in particular, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, are “magnets” for workplace litigation, said Gerald Maatman, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Maatman, who works out of the firm’s Chicago and New York offices, primarily defends employers sued in employment discrimination class actions and wage and hour collective actions, among others. According to his bio, he has pioneered the process of conducting employment practices audits to assist employers in structuring effective and practical personnel policies and protocols. Read more at Forbes.