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Employment/Wage & Hour Mediation Training

Employment/Wage & Hour Mediation Training

Presented by the New York County Lawyers Association

CLE Webinar Credit: 16 NY CLE Credits:1 Ethics; 1 DIEB; 14 Skills or 16 NJ CLE Credits: 1 Ethics; 15 General

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic rise in Employment Law disputes, exacerbated recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, #MeToo Movement, a proliferation of wage and hour claims, among other reasons. To achieve a quicker, more cost effective resolution of the matters, we have also seen a substantial increase in the number of employment-related matters being resolved through mediation, often times with courts' encouragement.

This 3-Half Day training program will instruct you on the substantive information and techniques needed to manage and resolve employment-related disputes, taught by an All-Star faculty.

The program will cover the following areas:

Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Anti-discrimination Statutes (Title VII, ADEA, EPA, NYC & NYS HRL; ADA; FMLA)
  • Sexual Harassment and Gender
  • Participant Perspectives: Employer; Employee; Mediator
  • Mediation Cross-Cultural Competency Skills
  • Damages, Remedies and Relief

Day 2:

  • Overview of Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Hospitality
  • Classification of Employees
  • Virtual Mediation: Key Issues and Considerations
  • Damages Calculations

Day 3:

  • The Low Wage Worker Experience
  • Practical Tips: Handling Emotions at the Mediation
  • Mediation Agreements and Concluding the Case
  • Tips on Mediating Wage and Hour Cases
  • Tips on Impasse-Breaking in Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation
  • Ethical Issues Arising in Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation

Featured JAMS Speakers

Vivien B. Shelanski, Esq.

Stephen P. Sonnenberg, Esq.

Featured People

Vivien B. Shelanski, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
Stephen P. Sonnenberg, Esq.
  • Employment Law
  • FLSA/PAGA/New York Labor Law and Other State Wage and Hour Claims
  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation, and Title IX
  • Whistleblower Claims and Wrongful Termination
  • Executive Compensation and Breach of Employment Contract
  • Civil Rights
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