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February 05, 2005

Another New Labor Blog

The new Wage Law blog has a specialist focus on California's minimum wage and overtime law, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have relevance to other states. Take their post on the pending federal bill to force class actions into federal court and supposedly discourage frivolous lawsuits:

this bill is not about correcting injustice. It is about limiting the exposure of the largest companies who commit the most egregious violations of law. Because the bill only affects claims worth more than $5 million, the smallest, least meritorious cases are unaffected. In other words, this bill does not come close to doing what it purports to be enacted to do.

The best hope for wage and hour practitioners and their thousands of clients is the proposed civil rights/labor amendment to carve out state law civil rights and wage-and-hour cases from the bill. Without this amendment, the removal process in the bill would delay and, in some instances, cause the dismissal of meritorious class action cases.

Lots of other good posts there as well. And while we're on the California theme, check out the California Labor & Employment Law blawg.

Posted by Nathan at February 5, 2005 01:46 PM