5th National Forum on

Wage & Hour Litigation

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

About

Despite increasing corporate efforts to comply with Department of Labor directives, wage and hour litigation has increased again this year - and shows now signs of abating. In fiscal year 2006 the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division collected back wages for approximately 250,000 employees, recovering nearly $172 million in back wages. Major class actions seeking overtime have recovered, in the aggregate, hundreds of millions of dollars. And more and more companies and workers are affected by this high-stakes litigation as successes grow.

ACI’s publications from the 5th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next wage and hour case. Focusing on both California and federal law, top wage and hour specialists will bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Class action prohibitions: What is enforceable after Discover Bank, Gentry and other recent developments?
  • How expert testimony can impact class certification hearings
  • Meal and rest period cases after Kenneth Cole
  • What plaintiff and defense counsel want from their settlement administrators
  • Responding to recent opinion letters from DOL and DLSE

Contents & Contributors

About

Despite increasing corporate efforts to comply with Department of Labor directives, wage and hour litigation has increased again this year - and shows now signs of abating. In fiscal year 2006 the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division collected back wages for approximately 250,000 employees, recovering nearly $172 million in back wages. Major class actions seeking overtime have recovered, in the aggregate, hundreds of millions of dollars. And more and more companies and workers are affected by this high-stakes litigation as successes grow.

ACI’s publications from the 5th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next wage and hour case. Focusing on both California and federal law, top wage and hour specialists will bring you valuable, practical insights on:

  • Class action prohibitions: What is enforceable after Discover Bank, Gentry and other recent developments?
  • How expert testimony can impact class certification hearings
  • Meal and rest period cases after Kenneth Cole
  • What plaintiff and defense counsel want from their settlement administrators
  • Responding to recent opinion letters from DOL and DLSE

Contents & Contributors

IMPACT OF NEW FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA WAGE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS
Catherine A. Conway, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Joseph C. Liburt, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Menlo Park, CA)
David Lowe, Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff LLP (San Francisco, CA)

DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS: ATTACKING WAGE AND HOUR CLAIMS OR DEFENSES
David Borgen, Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian (Oakland, CA)
Kirby C. Wilcox, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (San Francisco, CA)

CLASS CERTIFICATION HEARING: ARGUMENT TO DEFEAT CERTIFICATION
Judith Droz Keyes, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (San Francisco, CA)

USING EXPERTS IN WAGE & HOUR LITIGATION
Miles Locker, Attorney at Law (San Francisco, CA), Former Chief Counsel of the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

EXAMPLES OF STATISTICAL REPORTS SUBMITTED IN WAGE AND HOUR CLASS ACTIONS
Richard Drogin, PhD, Drogin, Kakigi & Associates (Berkeley, CA),



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