Paul DeCamp Quoted in “The Unexpected Impact of a Securities Case on Employment Law”

Bloomberg Law: Daily Labor Report

Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in the Bloomberg Law: Daily Labor Report, in “The Unexpected Impact of a Securities Case on Employment Law,” by Jon Steingart.

Following is an excerpt:

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling about when securities fraud class actions can be filed could ripple into employment law, practitioners told Bloomberg Law.

But FLSA collective actions may not be affected by the China Agritech ruling, Paul DeCamp told Bloomberg Law. DeCamp represents employers in wage-and-hour matters as a member of Epstein Becker & Green P.C. in its Washington office.

“It does not appear that the decision will affect collective actions because of the different procedural mechanism used under the FLSA,” said DeCamp, who is co-chair of the firm’s wage-and-hour practice group. “Nevertheless, courts dealing with collective actions might look to China Agritech when deciding whether and when to apply equitable tolling.”

Equitable tolling is the legal term for temporarily stopping the clock on a statute of limitations.