Nathan Associates experts have substantial experience providing expert analysis and testimony in cases and projects involving wage and hour matters, including single- and multiple-plaintiff cases, and class actions. The cases listed below are representative of past engagements of our experts.

MEAL AND REST BREAKS

Employees v. International Furniture Company

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving alleged meal break violations. She analyzed large time clock and payroll databases to assist counsel with mediation.

Employees v. National Fast Food Chain

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving meal and rest break violations. She analyzed large time clock and transactional databases, designed statistical tests to assess the merit of the plaintiffs’ claim of a company-wide policy for meal and rest break violations, and filed a rebuttal report to assist counsel with a motion for class de-certification.

Employees v. Retail Store

Mr. Bosworth provided expert analysis on behalf of class plaintiff in a case involving missed meal and rest break violations. He submitted declarations regarding the frequency of violations and data sufficiency.

Employees v. Regional Social Services Provider

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving an alleged meal and rest break violations. She designed an observational (i.e., time-in-motion) study to evaluate plaintiffs’ claims that service professionals were not provided opportunities for breaks during their work days, and assisted counsel in defeating class-certification.

UNPAID OVERTIME

Employees v. Food Manufacturer

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving alleged unpaid overtime. She analyzed scheduling and daily activity forms, constructed electronic databases, and calculated potential exposure to assist counsel with mediation.

Employees v. Retail Store

Mr. Bosworth provided expert analysis on behalf of class plaintiff in a case involving unpaid overtime. He submitted declarations regarding the frequency of violations and data sufficiency.

Employees v. Transportation Company

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a wage and hours matter alleging uncompensated overtime for a prospective class of hourly employees. She developed a daily punch-in/punch-out database, performed workweek calculations, and calculated damages and penalties to assist counsel with mediation.

Employees v. Hospital

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting services to defendant’s counsel in a case alleging uncompensated overtime for a prospective class of healthcare workers. She performed a risk assessment and assisted counsel with mediation.

Employees v. University

Mr. Bosworth provided expert analysis on behalf of class plaintiff in a case involving unpaid overtime. He submitted declarations regarding the frequency of violations and data sufficiency.

OFF-THE-CLOCK WORK

Employees v. Healthcare Provider

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving alleged time-shaving. She studied daily activity patterns of different types of healthcare workers, designed statistical tests to assess the merit of the plaintiff’s claims of a company-wide policy to systematically prune overtime entitled by its employees, and filed a rebuttal report to assist counsel with opposition to class certification.

MISCLASSIFICATION

Employees v. Department Store

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting services to defendant’s counsel in a case involving uncompensated overtime arising from the alleged misclassification of store managers. She reviewed payroll data and calculated damages to assist counsel with mediation.

DONNING AND DOFFING

Employees v. Restaurant Chain

Dr. Chen Song provided consulting and expert witness services to defendant’s counsel in a case alleging unpaid time related to the donning and doffing of uniforms. She performed statistical analysis to identify factors potentially impacting the donning and doffing time.

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