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What Is an Employment Class Action?

Employment class action lawsuits involve a group of employees whose rights have been violated by an employer in a similar way. The class action can begin with one employee whose rights were violated under federal employment law, state law, or both.

Following the old saying of "strength in numbers," employment class actions are often used when the number of people affected by an employer's conduct is high.

Last time you were hired, did you take the time to read through every provision of your employment contract? If you didn't, you may be surprised by some of the terms that were included.

While employment contracts usually contain common elements like your start date, salary, and benefits, they sometimes include lesser-known provisions as well.

Below, we've laid out three important contract terms and how they affect you.