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3d Cir. Decides Certification Standard for FLSA Class Claims

In an FLSA collective action brought in Delaware, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey (the three states within the 3d Circuit), there is a two-step process for class certification. At the initial stage, called conditional certification, the burden is low. At the second stage, called final certification, the...

Roundup of Supreme Court employment cases -- right here!

All right, kiddies. My posts over the last few weeks have been juicy and entertaining. (Or as juicy and entertaining as employment law can get.) But summer is over, and it's time to buckle down. The Supreme Court of the United States (aka "SCOTUS") began its new term this past Monday...

Third Circuit on Attorney's Fees Under ERISA

I took last week off from blogging to wrap up my first year of teaching employment law at Penn State. Now I'm back with an exciting new development from the Third Circuit . . . a precedential decision on the standard for awarding attorney's fees under ERISA! Okay, "exciting" might not...