Labor & Employment

Class and Collective Action

Integrating expertise from various substantive areas, Quarles & Brady's Class and Collective Action team brings a wealth of experience to the defense of class action lawsuits. We have experience in representing clients nationwide in many types of labor and employment litigation matters before relevant federal and state administrative agencies and courts. We have enjoyed significant success in obtaining verdicts, judgments, and decisions on behalf of our clients. These matters involved individual and collective or class claims under the FLSA and state wage/hour laws, including cases involving donning and doffing and other off-the-clock claims, rounding claims, on-call and training time, and misclassification/ exemption claims. In addition, our team has substantial experience defending class claims under Title VII and similar anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, the ADA, the FMLA, and ERISA.

Our group of class action lawyers includes a member who teaches the class action course at one of our state university law schools. We also regularly serve as speakers on class action CLE programs, including an annual program on class actions presented by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the ABA CLE Center.