Class Action


A class action is when one or a few people, called “plaintiffs” or “class representatives”, bring an action on behalf of others similarly situated. It is a procedural device that enables a group of people to come together to challenge a wrong that was done to them collectively.

Class actions allow people with modest claims and limited resources to challenge large corporations where an individual lawsuit would either not be economically feasible or realistic because of the fear of retaliation. Because employers tend to treat all of their employees in the same manner based on the same policies and procedures, class actions are ideally suited to the employment context.

Wynne Law Firm has successfully prosecuted many class action lawsuits in California on behalf of current and former employees, and recovered substantial sums on their behalf. Our attorneys have litigated over 50 wage and hour class actions in both state and federal courts around:

  • Overtime compensation
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Vacation pay
  • Final payments at time of termination
  • Off-the-clock compensation
  • Minimum wage violations
  • Failure to properly calculate premium wage rate
  • Failure to pay business expenses
  • Unlawful deductions from pay

In addition, Wynne Law Firm is the only law firm in California history to have tried to judgment the first and only wage and hour class action under California’s outside sales exemption. In this case, we obtained a $15 million dollar judgment for the class and an $18.6 million dollar attorney fee award against a major national bank on behalf of a class of retail branch employees (which is currently on appeal before the California Supreme Court).

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