Suit Claims Skadden Owes Doc Reviewer Overtime Pay

, The Am Law Daily


Four months after making similar allegations against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, New York plaintiffs lawyer D. Maimon Kirschenbaum filed a suit Thursday accusing Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom of violating federal employment laws.

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  • JR

    I urge the court to consider the merits of plaintiff's claim and find for plaintiff that doc reviewers are entitled to overtime pay. We are really taken advantage of. The rates have dropped significantly after 10 years and added to that doc reviewers are not getting OT. Also as many of us found out there is a reason the agencies do not want us to talk about pay with the Law firm. Many have found that the spread between what the Agency receives from the law firm for the doc reviewer and the doc reviewer's pay is substantial (a partner confirmed this). That was expected. But what shocked and bothered me was when the law firm partner confirmed this with document reviewers that they have actually paid the agency for overtime and the agency is keeping your Overtime for itself. This is a new trend. Not only are they getting a lot per doc reviewer, but in many instances the agencies are getting paid for your overtime and keeping the money among themselves. Now that is cruel.

  • NY Lawyer

    Anyone who thinks that document review does not require legal analysis, knowledge or judgment does not understand the purpose of document review.

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