About the Firm

Our firm is dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals and talent), not employers, in all industries, all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and our profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace.

Our attorneys advise and represent clients in matters involving former employers, current employers, and potential future employers and partnerships. We also represent groups of employees collectively, as well as executive teams in transition. Our international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives and partners.

Cases

Dewey & LeBoeuf

UPDATE May 13, 2013

Outten & Golden continues to pursue its suit against Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act and the New York WARN Act. We contend Dewey ordered mass layoffs on or about May 15, 2012 at its New York location without providing its employees with advance written notice.  

Fisker Automotive, Inc.

UPDATE April 5, 2013

On April 5, 2013, Outten & Golden filed suit against Fisker Automotive, Inc. seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act and the California WARN Act. We contend Fisker ordered mass layoffs on or about April 5, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice. The Case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

NBC Universal

On July 3, 2013, Outten & Golden LLP filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against NBCUniversal on behalf of two former NBCUniversal interns. The complaint alleges that NBCUniversal violated federal and state labor laws by failing to pay proper wages to interns who performed productive work on its television programs and in other parts of its multi-media enterprise. These workers are owed the applicable minimum wage rate for all hours worked and spread of hours pay on days on which they worked more than 10 hours.

Fox Searchlight

On September 28, 2011, Outten & Golden LLP filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Fox Searchlight, the specialty and independent film division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, on behalf of Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman, two former Fox Searchlight interns.

In The News

DOL Says Judge Dropped Ball In Hearst Intern Wage Row

Law360—Ben James

A district court judge used the wrong test for determining who qualifies as an “employee” under wage-and-hour law when he denied class certification to Hearst Corp.'s former unpaid interns, the U....

Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships

The Los Angeles Times—By Daniel Miller and John Horn

Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball...