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James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing teams of attorneys and paralegals in nationwide class and collective actions from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. He is considered a thought leader in class-based employment litigation and has been listed by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers – Top 100," each year since 2013.  He was also selected as one of five Law360 "MVP - Labor and Employment," for 2012, for his cutting-edge work representing employers in class and collective actions.

Employers with operations in Pennsylvania should beware that a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion confirmed what federal courts in Pennsylvania previously predicted:  Pennsylvania law entitles certain employees to more overtime
Continue Reading PA Superior Court: For Some Employees, PA Law Requires More Overtime Compensation

A Sixth Circuit opinion filed this week reaffirms what experienced Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) attorneys have known for some time:  when it comes to employer arbitration programs, they are
Continue Reading Employers With Arbitration Programs Need To Read This – Sixth Circuit Refuses To Stop Collective Action Notice To Employees with Individual Arbitration Agreements

On May 8, 2012, the 7th Circuit, in an opinion authored by Judge Posner, issued its much anticipated ruling in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., __ F.3d __, 2012 WL 1592543 (7th Cir. May 8, 2012).
Continue Reading Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp: 7th Circuit Disagrees with Sixth Circuit and DOL; Clothes-Changing Subject to FLSA Section 203(o) is not a Principal Activity that Starts the Continuous Workday