Seyfarth has released its 18th annual edition of the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which is recognized as the nation’s most comprehensive guide to workplace-related complex litigation. In its largest edition ever, Seyfarth analyzed a record number of 1,607 class action rulings on a circuit-by-circuit and state-by-state basis to identify key themes from 2021 and emerging litigation trends facing US companies in 2022.
Over the span of its 18 years, Seyfarth’s Report has developed the legal industry’s largest class action database featuring analyses of over 24,000 cases. Described as the “definitive source of information on employment class action litigation” and a resource that “no practitioner who deals with employment claims. . . should be without” by Employment Compliance Magazine, Seyfarth’s Report is the sole compendium in the US dedicated exclusively to workplace class action litigation. This year’s 844-page Report is the “go to” research and resource guide for businesses and their corporate counsel facing complex litigation in the coming year.
“In the face of ongoing pandemic challenges, 2021 produced the largest workplace class action settlement numbers in the 18-year history of our analyses,” said Seyfarth partner and author of the annual Report, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. “The plaintiffs’ bar capitalized on a recovering economy and aligned priorities with the new Biden Administration to secure a record financial haul in 2021. As the defense based on arbitration agreements with class action waivers faces increased attacks across the country, employers can look at this past year as a precursor to new legal challenges and an explosion of class and collective actions in 2022.”
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