American Conference Institute's 21st National Forum on

Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30, 2014
New York Marriott East Side Hotel, New York, NY

American Conference Institute’s 21st National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to convene with expert in-house counsel from Bank of America, Dow Jones, Walmart, American Express, Masco, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Rent-A-Center, Inc., Thomas Jefferson University, Canam Steel, Boehringer Ingelheim, Nestle USA, PSEG, Macy’s, Inc., U.S. Bank, Marsh & McLennan, Microsoft, Reed Elsevier, and more, as well as renowned federal and state judges, top government officials, and leading outside defense counsel from around the nation, who will provide you with expert advice, insider strategies, and comprehensive updates on:

  • Federal and state initiatives, audits, litigation and settlements: preparing for and responding to new priorities, enhanced enforcement efforts, and aggressive investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor & state equivalents and IRS & state tax authorities
  • Developments in private class action certification, obtaining decertification, and hybrid claims: managing and defending against FLSA collective actions and state law class actions
  • Defending and managing against the latest misclassification allegations: innovative strategies for federal and state claims involving labeling nonexempt employees as exempt and classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees
  • Affordable Health Care Act nuances: responding to claims for additional penalties arising from “employee” vs. “independent contractor”
  • Defending and managing the latest off-the-clock claims involving the continuous work day, use of smartphones/mobile devices outside of scheduled hours, working remotely, and alternative working arrangements
  • Claims relating to employee use of social media/social networking
  • Recent litigation trends in regular rate of pay, bonuses, commissions and overtime
  • Defending against on-call, stand-by & travel claims