Oakland Class Action Wage & Hour Claims Lawyer
Should You File a Class Action Claim Against Your Employer for Wage and Hour Violations?
Class Action claims have a greater potential to correct wrongs than an action by just one employee.
A class action is a lawsuit filed by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a whole class of employees who do not have to actively participate in the lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are important because they force the employer to correct wage and hour violations for all similarly situated employees and to pay them compensation. Thus they have a greater potential to correct wrongs than an action by just one employee.
In addition, many current employees may be fearful of filing a claim against their employer due to potential retaliation, but being inactive members of a class provides them with many benefits of filing an individual claim without the risk that such a claim often carries for a current employee. Finally, a class action can be very helpful where the losses to each individual are not significant enough to motivate them to file a claim, but those small losses multiplied by hundreds or thousands of employees can create significant damages in the context of a class action.
Certification of Class Action Lawsuits
In a typical class action wage and hour claim, the court must certify (approve) the class which is a lengthy, complex, and sometimes difficult procedure. If the class is not certified, the class representatives can file their individual claims against the employer.
Nevertheless, wage and hour class action lawsuits continue to thrive in the courts because they are often a viable mechanism to stop employers from abusing employees and to make employers obey labor laws. If you have suffered as a result of a wage or hour violation, please contact our experienced employment law attorneys who can advise you of your options.
Have Your Rights as an Employee Been Violated? Are You Considering a Class Action Suit Against Your Employer? We Can Help.
The Oakland class action wage & hour claims lawyers at Venardi Zurada LLP provides free initial consultations for class action wage and hour claims throughout the San Francisco/California. We are experienced employment lawyers who fight hard for our clients. If we are able to take your case, we pay all litigation costs. We only get paid our costs and attorneys’ fees if you get compensation.
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If you are an employee who feels their rights have been violated, or you need help negotiating or reviewing your employee contract, please call to speak to one of our expert employment law attorneys at 925-937-3900 or submit our form.
When litigation or mediation is involved, and we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get paid! That means we pay all litigation costs which you will not be required to pay back, and we only get paid if you get paid.