Workplace Class Action Filings: What Lies Ahead for Employers and Workers
For the past years, employment-related lawsuits filed against companies have significantly increased and maintained to be the most common claims being pursued by the plaintiffs' bar. Current developments, recent regulations and the commencement of the new administration are expected to further stimulate filings of employment-related lawsuits, especially those related to wage & hour.
In this LIVE Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Workplace Class Action Filings. Speakers will go beyond the basics and present to the audience a sneak peek of what lies ahead for employers and workers.
- Workplace Class Action Filings – Legal Background
- Complexities Facing Class Action Filings
- Motions to Decertify Collective Actions Filed Pursuant to the FLSA
- Understanding the 2016 Workplace Class Action Filings
- New FLSA Regulations
- The Future of Wage & Hour Enforcement Under Trump
- The 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trends in Class Action Filings
William C. Martucci, Partner
Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
- The Wage Hour Litigation Landscape
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and State Law Protections
- Common Pitfalls for National Employers and the Expansive Protections under California Wage Hour Law
- The Wage Hour Litigation Process : Understanding the Collective Action Path under 216 (b) and Class Actions under Rule 23
- The 216 (b) standard — Opt In
- The Rule 23 standard — Opt Out
- Notice Issues – Focus on Language
David J. Tecson, Principal
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
Motions to Decertify Collective Actions filed pursuant to the FLSA
- Conditional certification pursuant to the FLSA;
- Discovery strategy and data review;
- Case assessment based on data review;
- Motions to Decertify Collective/Class Actions.
Timm W. Schowalter, Shareholder
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
- Case evaluation and mediation
- Preventive measures
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Class Action Lawyers
- Top Level Management
- Directors and Executives
- Senior Counsel
- In-house Counsel
David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to verdict and judgment. His experience includes commercial claims, healthcare, insurance coverage, employment, ERISA, director and officer liability, and class-action litigation.
He is also a former prosecutor for the Illinois Secretary of State. His clients include hospital systems, medical providers, schools, manufacturers, a wide range of business ventures, and international corporations based in Europe and South America. Notable trial work includes David's successful prosecution of a complex managed care case, multiple arbitrations on behalf of hospitals, a successful three-week federal jury trial, the prosecution and defense of director and officer claims, and international litigation.
He frequently counsels clients on employment issues. When necessary, he litigates employment claims before the U.S. District Court, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and other administrative agencies.
David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to …
WILLIAM MARTUCCI, a partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon in Washington, DC, is a national litigator and global employment strategist for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business notes, Bill Martucci garnered overwhelming feedback for “his great knowledge, his ability to relate well to clients, and winning personality in the courtroom.” Clients say: “His trial skills and work ethic are second to none. His vigorous and passionate defense of clients and creative utilization of innovative strategies earns this national practitioner star status.” “A phenomenal litigator and a great lawyer… lauded for his comprehensive knowledge of business law and expertise in class action litigation. Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team.” A graduate of Georgetown University, he is included in the Best Lawyers in America for business and employment litigation. He teaches Multinational Business Policy and the Global Workplace at Georgetown
WILLIAM MARTUCCI, a partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon in Washington, DC, is a national litigator and global employment strategist …
Joining Sandberg Phoenix as a Shareholder in 2013, Timm W. Schowalter serves as outside general counsel for many prominent businesses and specializes in labor and employment matters. His primary goal is litigation avoidance and, to that end, he consults in developing and implementing cost-effective employment and labor compliance systems to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws. Timm routinely provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment and labor issues including employee leave of absences, wage and hour issues, union matters, and compliance with ADA, FMLA, WARN, OSHA and federal and state employment discrimination laws. Also, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, safety manuals, affirmative action plans, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks and comprehensive training programs.
Joining Sandberg Phoenix as a Shareholder in 2013, Timm W. Schowalter serves as outside general counsel for many prominent businesses …
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About Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
For over 30 years, Chuhak & Tecson has provided its clients with highly accessible legal advisors and affordable service. Its main office is in Chicago and it has a satellite office in New York City, putting it in a position to fully serve its clients across the United States. The firm’s 70 attorneys provide broad experience in a many practice areas, including employment, employment benefits and litigation. Chuhak also helps its clients with corporate transactions, succession planning, real estate, and tax. It also represents healthcare organization and not for profits, and provides probate and condominium and banking legal assistance. It has an excellent and interactive website, www.chuhak.com where it provides information to further assist its clients.
About Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
The SHB National Employment Litigation & Policy Practice represents corporate employers in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business describes SHB as: “A Powerhouse. Truly one of the best litigation firms in the nation.” Innovation and collaboration are SHB hallmarks.
As for the Shook Hardy national employment litigation and policy practice, Chambers USA writes: “Shook Hardy & Bacon’s broad litigation group helps to add value to an already deep employment and labor team. The group handles complex single-plaintiff cases, and also excels in class actions in a variety of contexts. As well as providing top litigation services, the firm acts as national counsel to many large clients, dealing with federal compliance, background checks, privacy and Internet issues. A network of national offices supports the employment litigation team, and pleased clients say they have had ‘absolutely excellent experiences.’”
About Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
At our core, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. is a group of attorneys with diverse skills committed to providing our clients with superior client service. We truly care about our clients and develop close relationships to best understand how we can solve each legal issue they face. With a team of more than 100 attorneys possessing a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, we have the legal expertise to assist in nearly any situation. Whether you’re an individual, small business owner or counsel of an international corporation, we will apply our knowledge to help achieve the best possible result while treating you with the respect you deserve.
From just nine core attorneys in 1979, our client-centric approach has generated tremendous growth. Serving clients primarily in the areas of Business, Business Litigation, Health Law and Products Liability, we have expanded to seven offices in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois to better meet the needs of clients in the Midwest, across nearly all 50 states and worldwide.