Illinois Appellate Court’s Certification Reversal a Lesson to Employees in Class Action Off-the-Clock Cases

A case certification decision by an Illinois trial court in a class action lawsuit case regarding off-the-clock work was recently reversed by an Illinois appellate court. The appellate court backed their reversal decision by claiming that plaintiffs in the lawsuit failed to prove the existence of a uniform mandate that required all employees to work off the clock. Instead, the court decided that each individual’s circumstance could not hold up in a class action suit without the court evaluating each employee’s situation separately. Learn why these particular employees may have fared better in an individual suit against their employer here.