Genesis Healthcare Corp v. Symczyk

Q:        What is easiest way to get rid of a wage and hour class action?  

A:        Making an offer of judgment to moot the named plaintiff’s claim by proposing to pay him or her an amount that will fully satisfy his or her entire individual claim.

This is exactly the strategy that the employer utilized and which, at first blush, the U.S. Supreme Court approved in Genesis Healthcare Corp v. Symczyk. But don’t get too excited, a quick review of Genesis establishes that its utility will likely be limited. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Limits Use of Offers of Judgment to Avoid Class Actions