Emerging Issues in Workplace Class Action Litigation
Workplace class action litigation continues to evolve bringing significant challenges for attorneys and employers. Staying informed with the developments and knowing the best strategies, are the key to mitigating the potential risks that often lead to costly penalties. In this LIVE Webcast, the following key issues will be addressed:
– Wage and Hour Class Action
– Issues on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
– Knowing and Handling the Common Problems Leading to Litigation
– Impact of the Recent Workplace Class Action Cases
– Best Strategies in Defending Complex Workplace Class Action Cases
– And a lot more!
Emerging Issues on Workplace Class Action Litigation LIVE Webcast is designed for attorneys who need to be up-to-date to better help their companies and clients navigate the potentially tricky waters of class action in the workplace. Our panel of key thought leaders and leading practitioners will conduct a thorough panel of the above mentioned topics including the most critical issues which will be followed by a Q&A session in which the audience will be invited to ask the speakers questions live.
Jennifer A. Riley, Partner,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- The changing landscape of class certification under Rule 23, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast v. Behrend.
- Does Comcast signal the end of class actions? Decisions from the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits extending Comcast to workplace class actions.
- What employers can expect going forward: Re-tooled theories and work-arounds for class certification.
Douglas Edward Smith, Shareholder,
Littler Mendelson PC
- Emerging Issues in Class Action Fairness Act Litigation
- Going on the Offensive: Using the FLSA Opt-In Consent Requirement, Class Action Trial Plans and Preemptive Motions to Deny Class Certification
- Update on Class and Collective Action Waivers
- Current Developments in Hybrid Rule 23/FLSA Actions
Todd A. Dawson, Partner,
Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Update on Concepcion case, what district courts are saying in light of US Supreme Court ruling – using different case to fill his time
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys defending class actions
– Employment Law Attorneys
– In-House Counsel
– Legal Consultants
– Legal Executive
– Legal Officers
– General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources Public Companies
– HR and personnel professionals
– Employment law advisors
– In-house lawyers and solicitors
– Employee relations professionals
– Directors and line managers
Jennifer Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the leading national employment and labor law firm. Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a primary emphasis on defending employers from collective and class action lawsuits brought in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. She regularly represents employers facing employment discrimination class actions, wage & hour collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations involving hundreds to thousands of employees. Ms. Riley also counsels employers regarding a range of issues, including hiring practices, investigations, and wage & hour compliance. Ms. Riley obtained her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and obtained her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Ms. Riley is a regular contributor to Seyfarth Shaw’s Workplace Class Action Blog, www.workplaceclassaction.com a unique blog devoted to the needs of corporate employers confronting the challenges of complex workplace litigation.
Jennifer Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the leading national employment and labor law …
Douglas Smith focuses his practice on representing clients in complex class action litigation and offering advice on legal compliance with federal and state wage and hour requirements. He also helps employers respond to wage and hour investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. He has also testified before the Washington State legislature on numerous class action and wage and hour issues and consulted on a variety of legislative matters. He works with many well-known national and regional companies, including retailers, food manufacturers, and others.
In addition, Douglas has authored several articles on class action litigation and wage and hour compliance. In 2006, he was appointed as one of four employer representatives to serve on the Employment Law Advisory Committee to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Douglas Smith focuses his practice on representing clients in complex class action litigation and offering advice on legal compliance with …
Todd Dawson concentrates his practice in class litigation and labor relations. Mr. Dawson spends a large portion of his practice representing clients in wage and hour matters arising under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various state wage and hour laws. These matters have included numerous class and collective actions, ranging from hundreds of putative plaintiffs to several thousand. Mr. Dawson has also counseled clients on wage and hour issues, particularly in regard to exempt employees and preservation of exempt status under the FLSA’s white collar exemptions. He also has experience in litigating matters under the FLSA’s railroad, airline and amusement/recreational exemptions. In addition, Mr. Dawson was part of a team of BakerHostetler attorneys that recently secured a significant and highly unusual class action trial verdict in the Sixth Circuit for a multinational electronics company. [Schreiber v. Philips Display Components Co., 692 F. Supp.2d 747 (E.D. Mich. 2010)] In addition, Mr. Dawson assists employers in all phases of labor relations, including union organizational and decertification drives, defense and prosecution of unfair labor practices, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations. Mr. Dawson is a regular contributor to BlakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog ,offering commentary on recent class action decisions and trends affecting employers.
Todd Dawson concentrates his practice in class litigation and labor relations. Mr. Dawson spends a large portion of his practice …
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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 800 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy.
About Littler Mendelson PC
Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management. With over 950 attorneys and 57 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of U.S.-based and multi-national clients from navigating domestic and international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.
About Baker & Hostetler LLP
BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast and more than 800 lawyers, clients count on BakerHostetler to help them grow and protect their businesses in a complex business and regulatory environment. BakerHostetler has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property and Tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, health care, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.