An H-2B Preview: Our Interactive Tool and Economic Analysis

This article provides a preview of the range of H-2B wage increases mandated by the DOL. As explained in a recent analysis volatility in H-2B prevailing wages is caused by the DOL’s methodology and limited sample sizes, especially in less populated labor market areas, and may discourage employers from relying on the H-2B program.

Analyzing Biometric Data Privacy Class Action Settlements

Mike Kheyfets compiled a unique database of over 100 BIPA settlements and studied the evolution of damages issues BIPA litigation cases.  The research, including a look ahead to what the findings may mean for the future, were published today in Bloomberg Law.

Dr. Nathan Woods Testifies, Rebuts Opposing Expert Reports in Dispute that Resulted in a 90% Reduction in Damages for Client

Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. Nathan Woods was retained by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in a wage-and-hour dispute between client East Penn Manufacturing and the United States Department of Labor. In this five-year-long litigation, East Penn faced allegations of unfair pay practices with claims of back wages, liquidated damages and administrative penalties in excess of $220 million. Ultimately, a federal jury in Philadelphia rejected 90% of the damages and all remaining liability in this enforcement action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Edgeworth Economics Announces Formal Launch of Consumer Protection Practice

In an environment of heightened regulatory focus on consumer protection issues at both the federal and state levels, Edgeworth Economics announces the formal launch of its Consumer Protection practice.

Edgeworth Economics’ Pharmaceutical Economics Practice Launches The Antitrust Prescription Blog

Edgeworth Economics debuts The Antitrust Prescription, the firm’s new blog that covers antitrust and other economic issues affecting companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

What Is the Value of Personal Information? Quantifying the Harm Caused by Data Privacy Breaches

In this podcast, Edgeworth partner Michael Kheyfets discusses the economics of valuing personal information and approaches to quantifying harm in data privacy litigation.

Court Relies on Dr. Deborah Foster’s Analysis in Denying Class Certification in California Wage & Hours Case

Dr. Deborah Foster was retained by the defendant in a wage and hour case, Mkhitarian v. Bank of the West, in which employees at branches of a California bank alleged that their employer violated California law by “failing to pay them for all hours worked, missed, short, late, and/or interrupted meal periods and/or rest breaks.” 

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