Class Action 2.0, Human Resource Executive ft. Jeffery Meyer

Posted Feb 3, 2015

Jeffery Meyer, partner in KDV’s Long Island office, has been quoted in an article published by Human Resource Executive on February 3, 2015. In the article, which discusses the current trends in employment class-action litigation, Jeffery points out the pro-employer impact of the Supreme Court decisions in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes and Comcast Corp. v. Behrend.

All that said, the Wal-Mart and Comcast decisions could be viewed as “a net positive for employers,” says Jeffery Meyer, a Woodbury, N.Y.-based labor and employment law partner with Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck.

Management-side attorneys are utilizing these decisions—especially in wage-and-hour litigation—even though they developed from discrimination and anti-trust litigation, says Meyer.

“The Supreme Court and, therefore, lower district courts have sought to limit the use of Rule 23 through such decisions,” he continues. “This ‘cap’ on the plaintiffs’ bar is a breakthrough in an otherwise employee-friendly corner of the law.”

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