Class & Collective Actions Lawyer Based in Miami-Dade County
Many of the applicable employment-related statutes permit plaintiffs to proceed on a class or collective basis. The attorneys at BT Law Group regularly represent both employees and employers in employment-related class and collective actions in Florida and federal courts. Specifically, BT Law Group attorneys handle:
- Wage and hour class and collective actions, including under the FLSA;
- Title VII race and gender discrimination class actions; and
ADEA class actions.
When handling class and collective actions, the focus is on performing a detailed and thorough assessment at the inception of the case to determine ways to minimize exposure and litigation costs involved with these claims. Because most of the applicable statutes contain an attorneys’ fee provision, in case where there is liability, it is generally in the best interest of the defendant to limit or resolve the litigation as early as possible in order to minimize exposure.
From an employee perspective, class or collective actions may be a way to achieve a more favorable resolution of a claim by joining forces with others who are seeking similar relief.
For employers, some ways in which the attorneys at BT Law Group expedite resolution of these cases is by aggressively moving to dismiss claims at the early stages of the case to limit the number of claims at issue or to enforce arbitration where applicable. In addition, an early analysis of whether the action is appropriate for certification as a class or collective action will guide the litigation strategy for the employer as there may be arguments for the court to consider at the outset of the case.
In evaluating these cases, the attorneys at BT Law Group will work closely with their client to identify the most effective and efficient route to achieve their client’s desired outcome. The lawyers at BT Law Group have extensive experience advising clients about, and litigating, class and collective actions. If you need assistance navigating this complex area of the law, please contact the attorneys at BT Law Group.