WARN Act Representation

Just a quick FYI – we have secured class action representation pertaining to the WARN Act in case Heller Ehrman LLP files for bankruptcy and does not uphold its commitment to pay the balance of severance as dictated by the WARN Act.

I will have more information later today or tomorrow.

We will need to secure separate representation as to the wage claims for non-payment of wages and accrued vacation.  We are in the process of securing representation for this aspect as well.

Heller Drone
Cruise Director


10 Responses to “WARN Act Representation”

  1. 1 Legal Secretary 6 October 2008 at 8:36 am

    Heller Drone – if your halo shone any brighter, you’d blind onlookers. :>) Thanks so much for all you’ve done – and are continuing to do.

  2. 2 tootoo 6 October 2008 at 8:46 am

    Will non-payment of 2000 hour bonuses be covered by one of these?

  3. 3 hellerdrone 6 October 2008 at 8:52 am

    I don’t believe any WARN Act litigation would cover this. But like I said, we are working on securing representation for other aspects of litigation – it may be across various firms with each firm handling a specific aspect.

    Heller Drone
    Cruise Director

  4. 4 tootoo 6 October 2008 at 8:59 am

    Yeah, I doubt it would be covered by the WARN Act litigation, but if you could bring it up in your conversations with other potential counsel (seems like it would fit in nicely with wages/vacation) you would win the adoration of even more associates.

  5. 5 Curious 6 October 2008 at 11:03 am

    I’m curious. When we are paid through October 10, and should this be our last paycheck, will the check include the week that was held back when we started at Heller? My position is that we should since it is wages.

  6. 6 hellerdrone 6 October 2008 at 11:05 am


    I too remember having a weeks wages “held back” and questioned the legality of that at the time. Does anyone else have more info on this? For more recent hires, were a week of your wages “held back” as well? Can someone grab hold of official payroll policy on this?

    Heller Drone
    Cruise Director

  7. 7 LB 6 October 2008 at 11:25 am

    Dose Sabbatical will be covered on this class action representation as part of wages/vacation??

  8. 8 Sorry-ex 6 October 2008 at 11:30 am

    My memory is that Heller pays 2 weeks in arrears. That is, if you start on the 1st of the month you don’t get paid on the 15th, you get paid on the 30th (or second Friday – whatever it was) for the work between 1st and 15th and so on. I could be wrong however, but I am sure it is pretty clearly defined somewhere.

  9. 9 Sorry-ex 6 October 2008 at 11:32 am

    Now I think, maybe it was one week in arrear. So if you started on the 1st, you check on the 15th would be for week one of the month, your second check would be for week 2-3 ect ect.

  10. 10 Class Action Lawyer 29 October 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I’m a former Heller litigator, from the 1990s, in Heller’s Los Angeles office. (Yale Law ‘87.) Our firm, Blum Collins, LLP, has litigated numerous class actions and employment actions. We are willing to talk to anyone who wants to consider bringing a class action based on WARN violations. Feel free to call me at 213 572 0400.

    Or send email to stevenablum@aol.com or blum@blumcollins.com

    Steven A. Blum

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