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Wage & Hour Class Actions: Hot Buttons to Watch for in 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)

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Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Inc.

Edgeworth Economics

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Inc.

Founded by former Senior Managers and national leadership of the Economics and Statistical Consulting Group of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services in 2009, Advanced Analytical Consulting Group (AACG) provides economic, statistical, and computing consulting for business decisions and litigation. AACG assists business clients with strategic and operational consulting based on in-depth quantitative analysis of corporate data and the client’s position in the market. AACG provides expert testimony, support for academic experts, and assistance in identifying the right expert from academic and business settings. From its corporate office in Boston and senior personnel in Chicago and Los Angeles, AACG has served clients in Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. AACG is a woman-owned business.

Website: http://aacg.com/

Edgeworth Economics

Edgeworth Economics is an economic, financial, and quantitative consulting firm. We provide expert testimony and litigation consulting in addition to business consulting and data management services. Our clients include law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Our professionals include PhD economists, statisticians, and business and human resources professionals who enjoy solving the practical problems our clients face. We use sophisticated analyses and techniques to provide our clients solutions delivered in a simple and straightforward manner. Our data-driven approach, responsive culture, and recognition of budgeting and cost containment are just a few of the reasons why leading attorneys rely on our expert witnesses.

Website: http://www.edgewortheconomics.com/

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP was formed in 1998 by four partners who specialize in labor and employment law and litigation.  Now with 25 lawyers devoted to defending and advising employers, PPS&C is recognized as one of California’s top management-side labor and employment law firms.  Our lawyers represent employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secret, union-management, and other employment-related matters throughout California and, increasingly, nationwide.  In addition, the firm has a robust practice representing employers in class and representative actions.

In addition to litigation, PPS&C’s attorneys counsel employers on labor/management relations, compliance matters, employment transactions, and a vast array of other day-to-day employment issues.  The firm includes a transactional group that focuses exclusively on compliance and risk avoidance counseling; providing advice and guidance regarding investigations, reductions in force, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour compliance, policy creation and modification, auditing, and severance and discipline issues.

Website: http://www.paulplevin.com/

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Daniel S. Levy, PhD
Daniel S. Levy, PhD
National Managing Director
Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Inc.

Dr. Daniel S. Levy is the National Managing Director of Advanced Analytical Consulting Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the use of economics, statistics and sampling. He has studied labor issues in both academic and litigation settings. He has served as an expert witness in wage and hour cases, including in the notable Driscoll, et al. v. Granite Rock Company off-duty meal period litigation, and for the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, and has presented his research to the FBI, US Postal Service and New York State Attorney General’s Office. 

Dr. Levy’s recent work implements innovative methods to evaluate liability and damages required in light of the new, evolving standards in wage and hour regulations established by state and federal regulations and as enforced by the courts.

Prior to founding Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Dr. Levy was the National Managing Principal of Economic and Statistical Consulting for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He also served as the Global Director of Economic Consulting for Arthur Andersen’s Value Solutions practice.  He has also held research and consulting positions at Charles River Associates, The RAND Corporation, Needham, Harper Worldwide Advertising, SPSS Inc. and The University of Chicago Computation Center.

He is a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Chicago.

Deborah K. Foster
Deborah K. Foster
Partner
Edgeworth Economics

Dr. Deborah Foster is a Partner at Edgeworth Economics and an expert in labor and employment economics. Dr. Foster provides economic testimony during the course of litigation and consulting for companies on issues of compliance, with significant expertise in FLSA and state-specific wage and hours matters. Dr. Foster’s practice includes assessing economic issues related to regular rate calculations, misclassification, off-the-clock work, time-shaving, and meal and rest break periods. In those matters, she examines class certification issues, quantifies potential exposure under a range of assumptions, provides data summaries and analyses to help attorneys prepare for fact witness depositions, and critiques reports from opposing experts. Dr. Foster also advises clients on matters relating to discrimination claims including race, gender, and age.

Aaron A. Buckley
Aaron A. Buckley
Partner
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Aaron Buckley specializes in the defense of employers in wage and hour litigation.  He has handled numerous wage and hour class actions in the state and federal courts, including cases based on claims of employee misclassification, meal and rest period violations, off-the-clock work, and unreimbursed business expenses.

In addition to his class action practice, Mr. Buckley also defends individual wage and hour cases, as well as cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims.

Mr. Buckley regularly advises and counsels employers on a full range of employment law compliance issues, including employee discipline, wage and hour, and other workplace issues.  He also provides training to management on human resources and litigation avoidance topics.  Mr. Buckley is also a member of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute, a defense-side, wage and hour litigation group consisting of wage and hour litigators throughout the United States.

Key Topics

In the recent years, wage and hour class action litigation remained the most common type of litigation that outpaced all other types of workplace class actions. As these kind of class actions are comparatively easy to prosecute, employees are empowered to file a lawsuit against employers violating wage and hour laws. The number of lawsuits related to wage and hour violations increases incessantly each year, creating a higher chance for non-compliant companies to face greater risks of being sued.

In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, The Knowledge Group has brought together a team of seasoned leaders and professionals who will help the audience understand the most important aspects of Wage and Hour Class Actions. The panel will also provide an in-depth discussion of the new variations involved in defending and managing the latest wage and hour claims and class actions.

Key topics include:

  • Wage & Hour Class Actions – An Overview
  • Wage & Hour Case Law Developments in 2016
  • Latest DOL White Collar Exemption Changes
  • New Rules & Strategies for Minimizing Litigation Risks
  • Joint Employer Liability Under the Wage and Hour Laws
  • Implications of the NLRB Browning-Ferris Decision
  • Wage Violations
  • Ethical Issues in Wage & Hour Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Action Claims

Who Should Attend
  • Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Employment Law Professionals
  • Board and Directors
  • HR Executives
  • Top Level Management
  • Private Companies
  • Legal Counsel
  • Other interested/related Professionals and Organizations

Credit Info
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: NONE
Method Of Presentation: Group-Internet Based
Credits: 2.0
Course Code: 145542
NASBA Field of Study: Business Law
NY Category of CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice

In the recent years, wage and hour class action litigation remained the most common type of litigation that outpaced all other types of workplace class actions. As these kind of class actions are comparatively easy to prosecute, employees are empowered to file a lawsuit against employers violating wage and hour laws. The number of lawsuits related to wage and hour violations increases incessantly each year, creating a higher chance for non-compliant companies to face greater risks of being sued.

In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, The Knowledge Group has brought together a team of seasoned leaders and professionals who will help the audience understand the most important aspects of Wage and Hour Class Actions. The panel will also provide an in-depth discussion of the new variations involved in defending and managing the latest wage and hour claims and class actions.

Key topics include:

  • Wage & Hour Class Actions – An Overview
  • Wage & Hour Case Law Developments in 2016
  • Latest DOL White Collar Exemption Changes
  • New Rules & Strategies for Minimizing Litigation Risks
  • Joint Employer Liability Under the Wage and Hour Laws
  • Implications of the NLRB Browning-Ferris Decision
  • Wage Violations
  • Ethical Issues in Wage & Hour Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Action Claims

Aaron A. Buckley, Partner
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Deborah K. Foster, Partner
Edgeworth Economics

Daniel S. Levy, PhD, National Managing Director
Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Inc.

Pay Equity

  • Complying with New Pay Equity Laws in CA (Aaron)
  • Complying with New Pay Equity Laws in and NY (Aaron)

White collar topic

  • Adjusting to the New White Collar Exemption Rule: Tips for Reclassifying Employees (Aaron) 
  • New federal white collar regulations (Aaron)
  • Changes to the white-collar exemption rule – The final rule will likely be published about a month before this program and will certainly warrant discussion (Deborah)

Role of statistics

  • Using statistical data in wage and hour cases (Dan)
  • Before and After Scalia: Supreme Court Rulings on Statistical Sampling in Labor Cases (Dan)
  • From Statistics-on-Trial to Trial-by-Statistics – From Duran to the California Fair Pay Act (Dan)
  • Statistical Cans and Cant’s in Wage and Hour Cases for 2016 (Dan)

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