Illinois Class Actions Employer Defense Attorney
The Miller Law Firm, P.C. represents and defends employers of small to midsize businesses in Schaumburg, Illinois, and throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County and Lake County, who are facing class action lawsuits by employees seeking to collectively receive compensation for similar claims.
A class action lawsuit may be filed by one person on behalf of everyone employed by the same company. Once a class action lawsuit is filed and the court grants permission for a class action case to proceed, notice will be given to all class members regarding their rights, and they will then have the choice to "opt out" of the class if they do not wish to participate in the lawsuit.
If you are an employer who has employees that are bringing a class action lawsuit against your company, it would be in your best interest to retain a highly skilled class action defense attorney. Richard J. Miller is capable of offering you the experienced legal guidance your company needs. A class action lawsuit involves complicated legal matters and can have devastating consequences on your business.
Contact the Miller Law Firm, P.C. in Schaumburg, Illinois, to discuss your legal concerns, surrounding a class action lawsuit against your company. Call (847) 995-1205 to schedule a free initial consultation with class action attorney Richard J. Miller.
Class Actions Versus Collective Actions and Certifications-Schaumburg
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there are minimum wage and overtime pay requirements that must be upheld. If an employee feels that they were unlawfully denied wages for overtime labor, they may be allowed to participate in a collective actions lawsuit.
The difference between a class action lawsuit and a collective action lawsuit is that employees, who want to participate in a collective action lawsuit, must "opt in" by signing a document that clearly states they would like to participate. A class action lawsuit automatically assumes you are a part of the group, unless you "opt out".
Additionally, a collective action lawsuit involves a "certification" process. A certification involves gathering information about the group to ensure they are "similarly situated". For example, if a woman decides to file collective action claims based on sex discrimination, she would have to prove that men working under the same conditions or company policy received better treatment, even though they were "similarly situated".
TThe Miller Law Firm, P.C. can defend your company against class actions and collective actions.
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Contact the Miller Law Firm, P.C. in Schaumburg, Illinois, to learn how we can best address your legal concerns regarding class actions and collective actions. Call (847) 995-1205 today.