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Overtime class actions: lawyers, too



Among the latest groups to get into the act in class actions over alleged employee misclassification: lawyers themselves, specifically those hired on a temp or contract basis, as is now a common practice at big firms. Notes the New York Law Journal: "Seattle firm Preston Gates & Ellis, whose name partner is the father of Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, recently settled for $700,000 a class action suit seeking overtime pay and paid rest breaks for contract lawyers handling document review." (more, more).

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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