Employment Class Actions: The 2020 Landscape Explored

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Description

Class actions alleging labor law violations continue to hound employers throughout the country. As the volume of these cases increases, new court rulings also continue to emerge and reshape the litigation landscape. Anticipated court rulings which employers should follow in 2020 include Retirement Plans Committee Of IBM v. Jander, et al., Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, et al., and Thole, et al. v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Aside from these cases, emerging legal changes in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are also expected to significantly impact employers as well as the ongoing class action trends.

In this LIVE Webcast, labor and employment law experts Jennifer A. Riley and Michael Jacobsen with Seyfarth Shaw LLP will provide an in-depth analysis of the recent trends in employment class actions along with the best compliance practices and effective litigation strategies considering the current risk issues.

Key Issues:

  • Litigation Trends from 2019 – 2020
  • Key Supreme Court Decisions
  • Hot Issues to Watch in 2020
    • Certification of “Me Too” Cases
    • Lack of Injury and Ascertainability as Defenses to Certification, and
    • Personal Jurisdiction Over Claims of Unnamed Class Members
  • Settlement Trends
  • The EEOC In 2020
  • COVID-19 Employment Litigation Trends
  • Managing Employment Litigation Risks In The Wake Of COVID-19