We wanted to take a short break from our regular blogging as congratulations are in order. Our colleagues in Seyfarth’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group have authored the first-of-its-kind treatise on wage and hour litigation. The book, titled “Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation,” has been published by American Lawyer Media’s Law Journal Press and now is available both in print and on-line at www.lawcatalog.com. The 912-page volume is the most comprehensive guide published to date that focuses on litigation strategy through all phases of wage and hour lawsuits, the area of high-stakes litigation that, as many of you already know, have plagued employers in recent years. It can be purchased at an introductory price by using coupon code 212898.

Early reviews have been strong. The guide has already received praise from the Honorable Elaine L. Chao, the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, who stated: “Given the recent explosion of wage and hour litigation, both management- and plaintiff-side attorneys will find this publication to be an invaluable reference. With its painstaking attention to the law and procedure, this treatise will certainly be the go-to resource when practitioners ponder questions of strategy and substance in the context of wage and hour cases.”

The book was authored by Seyfarth partners Noah Finkel, Brett Bartlett and Andrew Paley, and Richard Alfred, the Boston-based chair of  Seyfarth’s national Wage & Hour Litigation Practice, served as senior editor. More than 70 other Seyfarth attorneys contributed to the book, which will be regularly updated to keep readers abreast of all major developments in wage and hour law. Congratulations to all who were involved in the authorship of this thoughtful, leading-edge work.