Workplace Litigation Trends Report

This is the 7th year that Fulbright & Jaworski has surveyed senior corporate counsel regarding litigation.  I’m focusing on the responses that affect businesses – and selecting those answers.  The results are illuminating!

In which area is there the most litigation pending in the U.S.?

Contacts: 53%
Labor & Employment: 49%
Personal Injury: 27%
(participants could pick more than one type)

In which area has there been the greatest increase in multi-plaintiff cases whether they be class, collective action, or significant multiple plaintiff action?
Wage & Hour: 46%
Labor Union: 13%
Age: 11%
ERISA: 10%


[What types of cases] will see the greatest increase in 2011?
Discrimination: 39%
Wage & Hour:35%
Labor Union: 17%

ERISA: 5%

What Employers Must Do In 2008

Our annual Special Report: The 14 Things Employers Must Do In 2008 – is now available for free on our website.

Every year, new laws and best practices change. Here are the 14 things California employers need to do as the new year begins:

  • Military Spouse Leave
  • Minimum Wage Changes
  • Computer Professional Hourly Rate Lowered
  • Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits
  • Notice of Earned Income Credit Rights
  • Cell Phone Usage While Driving
  • Changes to Itemized Pay Statements
  • New I-9 Form
  • New EEO-1 Form
  • New Posters/Pamphlets
  • Separate Arbitration Agreements Necessary
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Health Care and Whistleblower Protection
  • Employees Must be able to Cash Paychecks Without Cost