25th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
Presented By: American Conference Institute
September 29, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Philip M. Pro (Ret.)
Topic: Views From the Bench: What Works and What Doesn't in Their Courtrooms, Why Employers Succeed in Wage & Hour Litigation, Novel Trial and Case Management Strategies, Examples of Bad Lawyering, Judicial Perspectives on Class Certification, and More
American Conference Institute's 25th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Action will provide you with comprehensive updates on:
- The latest priorities of the DOL Wage & Hour Division, federal and state enforcement initiatives, avoiding the DOL spotlight and responding to targeted government investigations, audits, litigation and settlement.
- The latest developments and nuances in class certification, obtaining decertification, managing hybrid claims, and defending against FLSA collective actions and state law actions (including California claims under PAGA).
- Joint employer liability under the wage-and-hour laws; California law nuances; and defeating joint employment allegations early in employment litigation.
- Off-the-clock claims involving the use of smartphones/mobile devices outside of scheduled hours, the continuous work day, working remotely and alternative working arrangements.
- Federal and state wage payment requirements relating to deductions from employee paychecks, docking pay of salaried employees, payroll debit card usage and employee expense reimbursements; and tips and strategies for managing and defending these claims.
- Independent contractor misclassification and improper labeling of exempt/non-exempt employees; and preparing for imminent FLSA white-collar exemption regulations.
- Arbitration on the wage & hour front: tips, strategies and best practices for arbitrating wage and hour cases given the changing legal landscape, and guidance for employers considering mandatory arbitration agreements with class, collection action and PAGA waivers.
- The latest claims arising from miscalculation of regular rate and pay of overtime, minimum and prevailing wage violations, improper tip and "service charge" practices and paid sick leave law violations.
- Overcoming individual and class action settlement hurdles and unique ethical considerations in collective and class action wage and hour settlements.
- The role of an economic expert in measuring and demonstrating damages in wage and hour class actions.