Trends and Updates in Wage & Hour Litigation: Best Practices Explored
Recording Available: Thursday, April 30, 2020
In today's legal climate, wage and hour litigation is becoming an increasingly common spectacle in arbitration forums and courts. With lawsuits continuously filed at a steady pace, legal issues and regulatory enforcements are anticipated to emerge. Specific topics to be noted include the independent contractor and joint employment relationship issues and the initiatives and regulatory changes from the Department of Labor (DOL).
These significant issues make it more imperative for wage and hour lawyers and practitioners to be in the know of the latest trends and updates in this area of law. It is also substantial for companies and their counsel to know the best litigation practices in order to better position themselves when such a situation arises.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and updates in wage and hour litigation. Speakers will also offer helpful insights and best litigation practices in light of the most important regulatory changes.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Legal and Regulatory Outlook in Wage & Hour Litigation
- Latest Trends, Developments, and Updates
- Common Risks and Challenges
- Best Litigation Strategies and Practices
What Lies Ahead
CALL & JENSEN
Robins Kaplan LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Chief Human Resource Officers
- Human Resource Executives
- Risk Management Officers
- Compliance Managers
- General Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Top-Level Executives
Ellen Connelly Cohen earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006. Ms. Cohen’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.
Ms. Cohen has litigated a broad array of employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Ms. Cohen represents corporate employers in single-plaintiff litigation as well as class actions and representative matters under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. She has successfully defended clients against charges of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities, unfair competition, wrongful termination, and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as a host of wage and hour claims.
Ms. Cohen’s practice also includes employment counseling. She assists clients with questions about leaves of absence, proper classification of employees, reductions in force, and employee discipline. She prepares and reviews arbitration agreements, separation agreements and releases, and confidentiality agreements. Ms. Cohen also has extensive experience preparing employee handbooks and other employment-related policies. She regularly conducts internal workplace investigations, interviews witnesses, and prepares position statements on behalf of employers.
Ms. Cohen enjoys lecturing on current topics in employment law and conducting seminars and anti-harassment training for diverse audiences.
Prior to joining Call & Jensen, Ms. Cohen was a Litigation and Employment Senior Associate in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She also practiced at an employment defense boutique in Irvine. Ms. Cohen is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in California, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Cohen spent eight years in the field of higher education, serving as a residential adviser at Harvard University and an Undergraduate Admissions Officer at UCLA.
Ellen Connelly Cohen earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She received her law degree …
Glenn Danas is a partner in Robins Kaplan LLP’s Appellate Practice Group, based in its Los Angeles office. Glenn focuses on appeals and major motions, and has substantial experience litigating class actions. Glenn has argued dozens of appeals in the state and federal appellate courts, including Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Services, McGill v. Citibank, and Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls), all in the California Supreme Court. Glenn was named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal, and received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in 2015 for his work on Iskanian.
Glenn currently serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee (SAJEC) and on the State Bar’s Committee on Appellate Courts. Glenn was a law clerk to the Hon. U.W. Clemon, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama (2001-2002). Glenn graduated from Emory University School of Law with honors and was a member of the law review in 2001, and from Cornell University with a B.S. in 1998.
Glenn Danas is a partner in Robins Kaplan LLP’s Appellate Practice Group, based in its Los Angeles office. Glenn focuses …
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Method Of Presentation:
General knowledge of wage and hour litigation
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About CALL & JENSEN
Call & Jensen is a full service civil litigation boutique that handles high-stakes business matters throughout California and the country. It practices in state and federal courts at all trial and appellate levels. The Firm has specific expertise in Employment and Labor, Complex Class Action Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Unfair Competition, among other areas. Call & Jensen serves clients in many industries, including consumer products, financial services, retail, technology, fashion apparel, action sports, restaurant, and telecommunications. With attorneys from the nation’s top law schools and most respected firms, Call & Jensen has the ability to assemble the best team of lawyers to achieve each client’s business goals.
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