Labor and Employment

FLSA/Wage-and-Hour Defense

Nilan Johnson Lewis has an impressive record of success in defending individual and class/collective action wage-and-hour matters. We have defended employers against wage-and-hour litigation in a variety of states, including Arizona, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina. We have prevailed at summary judgment on class claims against the U.S. Department of Labor and have defeated FLSA Section 216(b) certification motions by private litigants.

Our representation has included particularly complex matters, such as a recent nationwide class/collective action against a Fortune 50 employer alleging misclassification claims under the FLSA and analogous state laws. The plaintiffs filed in various states before consolidating their claims into a single collective action. One of the named plaintiffs, and several putative class members, also filed separate lawsuits against the employer alleging violations of various discrimination statutes. We obtained summary judgment on some of the lawsuits, convinced the plaintiffs to abandon their effort to certify a class, and then successfully resolved the remaining individual claims.

  • Associated Professionals

612.305.7732

Jen Cornell

Jen Cornell

Shareholder - Office head, California location

510.671.8327 (CA)

Mark J. Girouard

Mark J. Girouard

Shareholder

612.305.7579

612.305.7741

Veena A. Iyer

Veena A. Iyer

Shareholder

612.305.7695

David A. James

David A. James

Shareholder

612.305.7573

612.305.7727

Joel O’Malley

Joel O’Malley

Shareholder - California & Minnesota locations

612.305.7747 (MN)

Pablo Orozco

Pablo Orozco

Associate - California & Minnesota locations

612.305.7729 (MN)

612.305.7662

Jeremy D. Robb

Jeremy D. Robb

Associate

612.305.7716

Joseph G. Schmitt

Joseph G. Schmitt

Shareholder

612.305.7577

Barrett L. Schreiner

Barrett L. Schreiner

Of Counsel - California location

612.305.7738