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GAINING - Plaintiffs in employment cases scored wins on class certification motions at record rates last year, Ross Todd reports. According to Seyfarth Shaw’s 16th annual report on workplace class-action litigation, plaintiffs secured certification in 81% of wage and hour cases, 65% for ERISA, and 64% for employment discrimination. Good news for defense counsel is that although plaintiffs won “first-stage” certification motions at a record clip, employers had increasing success in winning “second-stage” decertification motions.

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