Oregon Class Action Wage Claim
Oregon wage and hour class action lawsuits must meet the requirements of Oregon class action rules (Rules of Civil Procedure section 32). The Oregon class action rules generally requires the employee(s) or Plaintiff(s) filing the Oregon wage and hour class action in Oregon show that:
1. the Oregon class action group or “class” of employees that are covered by the Oregon wage and hour class action is sufficiently numerous to justify an Oregon wage and hour class action. The Oregon class action rules do not set a number of wage and hour class action members (employees covered by the Oregon wage and hour class action) must usually be more than 25. However, depending upon the specific facts, the number of Oregon wage and hour class action members could be required to more or less than 25. Some Oregon wage and hour class actions represent thousands of employees (Oregon class action members); and
2. the Oregon class action group or “class” questions of fact or law are common. In other words, the Oregon wage claims or the facts must be common for the Oregon class action group. For instance where the employer programs a time clock in a manner that causes a group of employees to be under paid, or not paid their minimum wages or overtime wages, the Oregon wage claimants’ or Oregon class members’ wage claims are likely common; and
3 the Oregon class action group (employee(s) who bring the Oregon wage and hour class claims) or defenses on behalf of the Oregon wage and hour “class members” (wage claimants) must be typical of the claims or defenses of the Oregon class action members; and
4 the employee(s) who bring the Oregon wage and hour class action must show that they will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the other Oregon wage claimants in the “class” action. Courts generally look to determine whether any conflicts exist between the employees who filed the Oregon wage and hour class action and the other wage claimants. The courts also looks at whether the Oregon class action wage claim employee(s) who bring the wage and hour class action lawsuit have retained sufficiently experienced attorneys (attorneys who can handle Oregon class action wage claims);
5. that the Oregon class action employee(s) have complied with the pre-litigation notice provisions which require that the employer be notified before a wage and hour class action lawsuit is filed; and
6. the court finds that an Oregon wage and hour class action is superior to other available methods to resolve the Oregon class action wage claims. Oregon Rule 32
Wage Claim Attorneys
The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC focus their law practice on wage claim lawsuits. Our attorneys regularly prosecute Oregon wage claim lawsuits for employees who were not timely paid their final wages. In addition to the claims for damages outlined above, an employee may also sue to recover their costs, disbursements, and attorney fees incurred in prosecution of the wage claim lawsuit. This allows the attorneys at Schuck Law, LLC to take most wage claim lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means, with minor exceptions that are within your control, that our attorneys only get paid their attorney fees if they recover wages for you.
The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC prosecute Oregon overtime wage claims throughout Oregon, including but not limited to, Portland, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Lincoln City, Madras, McMinnville, Medford, Portland, Sandy, St. Helens, and Tillamook.
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