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Christopher J. Eckhart

Practice Concentration

Mr. Eckhart’s practice is primarily devoted to defending clients in FLSA collective actions, state wage and hour class actions, and class actions alleging violations of the Federal Leasing Regulations. Mr. Eckhart’s practice also involves counseling clients on compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws, including compliance with the California Labor Code and Wage Order No. 9.


Profile

Christopher J. Eckhart is one of the firm’s lead partners in the Class Action Defense and Complex Litigation Practice Area. He has defended motor carriers and other transportation clients in multiple jurisdictions across the United States. As an attorney licensed in California, Mr. Eckhart regularly defends clients in California wage and hour class actions, including cases alleging independent contractor misclassification, and has provided counseling on compliance with California’s wage and hour laws. This counsel includes reviewing policies related to compensation, meal and rest breaks, and expense reimbursements. Mr. Eckhart also counsels clients on compliance with the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements, which includes conducting audits to assess the applicability of the motor carrier overtime exemption to the client’s operations. He frequently speaks at transportation-related seminars and webinars on topics related to class and collective actions and wage and hour compliance.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Eckhart served as a law clerk for District Judge Larry J. McKinney in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. While in law school, Mr. Eckhart was an Editor for the Indiana Law Review. Mr. Eckhart was also a Moot Court participant, a tutor of Civil Procedure and Criminal Law for the Dean's Tutorial Society, and a judicial intern in Indianapolis.


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