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Collective & Class Action Lawsuits
Involved in a Collective or Class Action? Call a Miami employment lawyer!
Are you similarly situated to other employees? In many instances, employers
whose timekeeping and compensation practices don’t comply with the
with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affect the
right of hundreds and even thousands of employees at multiple locations.
In these cases, the law empowers employees to initiate or join a collective,
or class, action in which an employer’s common policy or practice
is alleged to unlawfully deprive a group of “similarly situated”
employees of their right to minimum and/or overtime wages.
What’s the difference between a collective action and a class action?
The main difference between a collective action and a class action is the
means by which you are covered by, or not included in, the case. In a
collective action under the FLSA, employees must formally “opt in”
to the case by signing a written statement—commonly known as a Consent
to Join—expressing their written desire to join the lawsuit to pursue
the recovery of their unpaid wages. In a class action, where a class has
been certified, employees in similar situations are typically “automatically”
included within the class covered by the lawsuit unless the employee affirmatively
opts out of the case. Additionally, throughout the United States, most
minimum wage and overtime cases can only be compromised, or settled, through
approval by a Court or under the supervision of the U.S. Department of
Labor. This ensures that employees’ rights are protected through
appropriate representation, consistent with the objectives behind the
passage of the FLSA in 1938, even after more than Seventy-Five (75) years.
Get Help Today!
Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A. is dedicated to vindicating workers’ rights in all aspects of their
employment and we have a long history of securing unpaid minimum and overtime
wages for our clients throughout the United States.
If you are considering initiating or joining a collective or class action
lawsuit and have questions about your rights, contact our Miami employment
law attorneys today for a
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Your Work Is Our Business.