• Companies Hit With Large Overtime Pay Judgments
  • May 15, 2003
  • Law Firm: Dechert LLP - Office
  • Hardly a day goes by without a widely reported news story about an unsuspecting employer facing multimillion dollar liability on class action claims for overtime compensation by workers who were mistakenly treated as "exempt employees" or were otherwise improperly paid. Those big-dollar wins have created a feeding frenzy among plaintiffs' lawyers eager to cash in on litigation that is easy to do and generates large attorneys' awards and lots of publicity. Indeed, plaintiffs' lawyers organizations have gone on the road putting on how-to seminars on bringing these cases.