National In-house Counsel Forum on

Wage and Hour Law

Successful Defense Strategies - Practical Compliance Techniques - The Latest Caselaw

Thursday, June 24, 2004

About

The dramatic increase in claims filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") has put employment counsel on the defense, while at the same time forcing them to revisit compensation policies. The new DOL regulations on whether employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime pay pose a minefield of potential exposure to any employer. Moreover, the unique requirements of each state, particularly California, for wage and hour compliance pose a treacherous and confusing path for any lawyer practicing in this field. Now more than ever, it's critical to be on top of new developments and new strategies for compliance and defending claims.

American Conference Institute has designed the National In-house Counsel Forum on Wage and Hour Law publication to provide the necessary insights, skills and strategies for in-house employment counsel, and the private attorneys who represent them, to not only successfully defend these claims, but to act preventively to reduce exposures and to take proactive measures to ensure compliance.

This publication brought together an expert faculty of over 25 leading national employment attorneys who specialize in wage and hour issues and senior in-house counsel. You will receive practical and valuable updates and insights on critical topics including:
  • The new DOL regs: what you must know to avoid exposure
  • Re-classifying employees with minimal risk and full compliance
  • Practical compliance strategies
  • Navigating the unannounced DOL audit
  • Getting it right at the start: successful strategies for defeating class certification
  • Using arbitration agreements to avoid class actions

Contents & Contributors

About

The dramatic increase in claims filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") has put employment counsel on the defense, while at the same time forcing them to revisit compensation policies. The new DOL regulations on whether employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime pay pose a minefield of potential exposure to any employer. Moreover, the unique requirements of each state, particularly California, for wage and hour compliance pose a treacherous and confusing path for any lawyer practicing in this field. Now more than ever, it's critical to be on top of new developments and new strategies for compliance and defending claims.

American Conference Institute has designed the National In-house Counsel Forum on Wage and Hour Law publication to provide the necessary insights, skills and strategies for in-house employment counsel, and the private attorneys who represent them, to not only successfully defend these claims, but to act preventively to reduce exposures and to take proactive measures to ensure compliance.

This publication brought together an expert faculty of over 25 leading national employment attorneys who specialize in wage and hour issues and senior in-house counsel. You will receive practical and valuable updates and insights on critical topics including:
  • The new DOL regs: what you must know to avoid exposure
  • Re-classifying employees with minimal risk and full compliance
  • Practical compliance strategies
  • Navigating the unannounced DOL audit
  • Getting it right at the start: successful strategies for defeating class certification
  • Using arbitration agreements to avoid class actions

Contents & Contributors

DOL'S EXEMPT STATUS REGULATIONS DEFINE AND CLARIFY WHO MUST RECEIVE OVERTIME PAY
Submitted by: Ken Sulzer, Seyfarth Shaw

THE FLSA GETS A FACE LIFT
Paul J. Siegel, Jackson Lewis LLP

RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS AND DEALING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Joseph C. DeBlasio, Connell Foley LLP

WORKPLACE AUDITS: HOW TO PREPARE FOR GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS
Jacob J. Modla, Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves LLC

RESPONDING TO AN INVESTIGATION BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION
Lee Schreter, Jackson Lewis

ENSURING COMPLIANCE WHEN COMPENSATING SALARIED AND COMMISSIONED EMPLOYEES
Jacqueline K. Gallagher, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Dale Hudson, Nixon Peabody LLP

UPDATE ON WAGE AND HOUR LITIGATION
Ann Kane Smith, Thelen, Reid & Priest

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR DEFEATING CLASS CERTIFICATION
Lynne Hermle, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR DEFEATING CLASS CERTIFICATION
John Nadolenco, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR DEFEATING FLSA CLASS CERTIFICATION
Jason Reisman, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Jacob M. Sitman, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

MANEUVERING CALIFORNIA'S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
Anna Masters, Winston & Strawn
Polina F. Bernstein, Winston & Strawn

CALIFORNIA'S NEW EMPLOYER BOUNTY HUNTER LAW
Jeffrey Tanenbaum, Nixon Peabody LLP

EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION UPDATE: EFFECTIVE USE OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN WAGE AND HOUR CLAIMS
Hunter R. Hughes, III, Rogers & Hardin LLP

CALIFORNIA'S UNIQUE WAGE & HOUR ISSUES
Brian Dixon, Littler Mendelson
Marjorie S. Fochtman, Nixon Peabody LLP



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