It seems like have year has its definining Supreme Court class action suit—and this year it is Comcast Corp. v. Behrend. The ruling, which came down just a few weeks ago, makes it considerably more difficult for to certify class actions in certain instances. Some have thought it would only apply to antitrust issues—that includes the plaintiffs in today’s topic of discussion, Wang v. Hearst Corp.—but they’re quickly finding out it has broad implications, and could provide a powerful tool for employer-side lawyers. Joining me to explain why that’s the case is Littler‘s Bill Allen, author on their Wage & Hour Counsel blog.