Jed L. Marcus, co-chair of Bressler’s Labor and Employment practice was quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal (“NJLJ”) article, “Wage-and-Hour Still Makes Hay, Class Action Lawyers Say."
The article addresses the recent prominence of wage-and-hour litigation and employee classification issues in state and federal court and the three-part test used to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under state law. “This is a ruling for better or worse that is applicable to classification issues across all industries,” says Jed citing salespeople and call center workers as potential plaintiffs.
The article also discusses the substantial litigation in New Jersey over provisions in consumer contracts. Per Jed, “What I’m trying to do is deal with these cases before they become lawsuits. A lot of time and money is spent on the class issues rather than the merits. Usually the ones who have their heads in the sand are the ones who don’t have a labor attorney until there’s a lawsuit.”
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