Workplace Class Actions: Latest Developments

Leveraging Lessons from 2012 Court Rulings, Preparing for 2013 and Beyond

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Course Materials

This CLE course will brief employment litigators on key employment law class action developments during 2012 and early 2013. The panel will analyze and offer perspectives on the anticipated impact of these cases in 2013 and beyond.


2012 was a landmark year for complex employment-related disputes and created a number of lasting changes in employment law that will continue to alter the legal landscape and litigation strategies for employers in 2013. These changes were driven by a dramatic “halo effect” from the Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision.

Wal-Mart’s impact on changing Rule 23 class certification standards dominated the legal landscape in 2012 and was cited by lower courts an astounding 541 times in 2012, generating a tidal wave of new class certification rulings and related decisions on a wide variety of class action issues.

Listen as Seyfarth Shaw partners Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Lorie Almon and Ian Morrison discuss the key 2012 employment law class action rulings and emerging trends and the changed national landscape in workplace litigation.



  1. Creative case law theories in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Wal-Mart and AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
  2. Government enforcement trends in 2012 and 2013
  3. Settlement strategies for workplace class actions after Wal-Mart
  4. Impact of sluggish U.S. economy during 2012 on class action and collective class action litigation
  5. Wage and hour litigation trends


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What creative case law theories have emerged in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Wal-Mart and AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion?
  • What noticeable trends have emerged regarding settlement strategies for workplace class actions after Wal-Mart?
  • What impact has the continued sluggish U.S. economy had on class action and collective class action litigation?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Seyfarth Shaw

He defends employers in employment discrimination class actions, wage and hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or...  |  Read More

Lorie E. Almon
Lorie E. Almon

Seyfarth Shaw

Her practice focuses on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, collective and/or class...  |  Read More

Ian H. Morrison
Ian H. Morrison

Seyfarth Shaw

He has extensive experience representing employers, employee benefit plans, and fiduciaries in a broad range of...  |  Read More

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