Class action litigation provides a mechanism for large groups of individuals to join forces to challenge a common violation of law to accomplish a common remedy. Hertz Schram has an impressive track record in successfully bringing class actions on behalf of similarly situated people to secure significant monetary and equitable relief. Hertz Schram has resolved class action cases based on violations of state and federal anti-discrimination laws and claims arising out of environmental disasters, like the Enbridge oil spill resulting in recoveries in the millions of dollars. We are presently assisting children in the City of Flint in the water crisis case.
In recent years, Hertz Schram has observed an increase in employees who are pursuing claims for wage and hours under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires covered employers to pay non-exempt employees minimum wages for all hours worked and overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.