4th National Forum on

Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

About

Groundbreaking wage and hour cases continue to make headlines – how effective are your litigation strategies?

Wage and hour claims continue to be a red-hot issue. In 2005, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division collected $166 million in back wages, while the number of wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts exceeded all other forms of class actions. And attorneys representing workers continue to launch new and creative actions against employers.

In this environment, you need to remain up to date on the newest developments and strategies for ensuring the best outcome for your company or client. ACI’s publication on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions will give you important insights and practical guidance regarding these significant topics. Focusing on both state and federal law, top wage and hour specialists will bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Possible exposures relating to exempt v. non-exempt status and how to manage them
  • Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on wage and hour litigation
  • Significance of the recent FLSA regulations
  • Practical procedural and substantive issues arising in wage and hour actions in state and federal courts
  • Current expectations of state and federal regulators conducting audits

Contents & Contributors

About

Groundbreaking wage and hour cases continue to make headlines – how effective are your litigation strategies?

Wage and hour claims continue to be a red-hot issue. In 2005, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division collected $166 million in back wages, while the number of wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts exceeded all other forms of class actions. And attorneys representing workers continue to launch new and creative actions against employers.

In this environment, you need to remain up to date on the newest developments and strategies for ensuring the best outcome for your company or client. ACI’s publication on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions will give you important insights and practical guidance regarding these significant topics. Focusing on both state and federal law, top wage and hour specialists will bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Possible exposures relating to exempt v. non-exempt status and how to manage them
  • Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on wage and hour litigation
  • Significance of the recent FLSA regulations
  • Practical procedural and substantive issues arising in wage and hour actions in state and federal courts
  • Current expectations of state and federal regulators conducting audits

Contents & Contributors

A State-By-State Review of the Rules for Advertisement Letters in FLSA Cases
Paul Lukas, Nichols Kaster & Anderson, PLLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Strategies for Mediating Your Wage & Hour Action
Sam Smith, Burr & Smith, LLP (Tampa, FL)

What the Mediators Want: Techniques for Effective Dispute Resolution
Hunter R. Hughes III, Rogers & Hardin LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Mediating Class Actions
Linda Singer, JAMS (Washington, DC)
Margaret L. Shaw, Esq., JAMS (New York)

Wage & Hour Class Certification: Perspectives on Communications and Discovery Issues
David Borgen, Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian (Oakland, CA)

Framework of Good Faith Defense in Litigation
Edward W. Bergmann, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago, IL)

Litigating the Wage & Hour Class Action: FLSA Rule 23, and Hybrid Actions
Matthew W. Lampe, Jones Day (Columbus, OH)
L. Michael Rossman, Jones Day



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