Overview

Andrew J. Voss represents employers in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. He has successfully defeated conditional certification in a number of threatened nationwide collective actions and has resolved many other cases involving the complicated legal issues that arise in wage and hour litigation.  His practice also focuses on consulting with a wide range of employers on wage and hour compliance, ensuring best practices, and avoiding class litigation.  In addition to his specific focus on wage and hour multi-party claims, Andrew’s experience includes trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts involving:

  • Disputes alleging race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, and sexual orientation discrimination and harassment
  • Whistleblower and other retaliatory discharge claims
  • Contract and implied contract claims

In addition to his substantial practice advising employers with respect to complex wage and hour challenges and compliance, Andrew counsels employers on a broad range of employment matters, such as:

  • Leave management
  • Affirmative action and diversity issues
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Policy formulation
  • Disciplinary proceedings and investigations
  • Hiring and terminations

Andrew's clients span multiple industry sectors across the country, including:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality services
  • Retail
  • Insurance
  • Waste hauling
  • Private educational institutions
  • Transportation

Andrew serves on Littler's Management Committee, was formerly the office managing shareholder of  the firm's Minneapolis office, and is an active member of the firm's Class Action Practice Group. He is also a core member of the firm's Wage and Hour Practice Group and a frequent editor of the firm's wage and hour-related publications. In law school, he was associate editor of the Minnesota Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Changing Overtime Rules Pose Big Questions for Employers

Minneapolis Star Tribune

July 17, 2016

Andrew Voss Discusses Faith-Based Accommodations

Miami-Herald

March 23, 2007

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Federal Wage and Hour Obligations, co-author with Joshua Waxman, 2016

Speaking Engagements

Littler’s 6th Annual Brewers Briefing 2016

Milwaukee, WI

September 7, 2016
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

June 23, 2016

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

The Independent Worker Proposal: Finding a Middle Ground Between Employee and Independent Contractor

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference

May 4, 2016
Retailers’ Response to the Proposed Changes in the DOL Exemption Regulations

November 19, 2015
2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012

Beyond Classification & Off-The-Clock: Mining The Minutia Of Pay Practice Laws

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012

Wage-Hour Procedural Tactics, Pretrial and Trial Strategy: Update on the Developing Law

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

The Retail Industry Summit

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler, Scottsdale, AZ

May 9, 2012
Class Action Summit

September 23, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1993 cum laude
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987 With High Distinction

Bar Admission

Minnesota

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois