Creative arguments, innovative tactics, and talented litigation attorneys led to these wins:
Major victory in multi-year representative action
Using its ingenuity, Epstein Becker Green successfully disposed of a massive 400,000-person representative action for a temporary staffing agency that had been pending for roughly five years. The case was brought by a plaintiff who alleged that our client did not pay its California temporary employees for part (or all) of their time in new-hire orientation meetings.
Created new case law in California regarding “joint employer” liability
It is not uncommon for plaintiffs to sue multiple companies in wage and hour class actions, contending that they are “joint employers” liable for each other’s alleged conduct. In California, we were responsible for creating the case law that confirms that alleged “joint employers” are not vicariously liable for each other’s alleged conduct.
12-year class action ends in summary judgment for our client
After 12 years of litigation and after twice defeating motions for class certification, Epstein Becker Green obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court for an insurance company client on all claims in a multi-defendant wage and hour class action in which plaintiffs sought more than $200 million. Plaintiffs had claimed that our client was their “joint employer.”