Wage & Hour Litigation

Expert Strategies for Pursuing and Defending Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

About

Despite increasing corporate efforts to comply with Department of Labor directives, wage and hour litigation has increased again this year — and shows no 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 individuals are capitalizing on this high-stakes trend as successes grow.

This publication from ACI’s 6th National Forum on Wage and Hour Litigation gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next wage and hour case.

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 no 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 individuals are capitalizing on this high-stakes trend as successes grow.

This publication from ACI’s 6th National Forum on Wage and Hour Litigation gives you important insights and practical guidance on how to win your next wage and hour case.

Contents & Contributors

ACHIEVING OR DEFEATING CERTIFICATION IN WAGE AND HOUR CASES: THE PLAINTIFF’S PERSPECTIVE
Joseph M. Sellers, Cohen, Milstein, Hasufeld & Toll, PLLC (Washington, DC)

STRATEGIES FOR MEDIATING YOUR WAGE & HOUR ACTION
Hunter R. Hughes III, Rogers & Hardin LLP (Atlanta, GA)

ADVOCACY IN MEDIATION
Donald J. Spero, Florida Mediation Group (Miami, FL)

WAR STORIES AND ANALYSIS: RECENT WAGE & HOUR JURY TRIALS
Joel M. Cohn, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Washington, DC)
Ellen C. Kearns, Foley & Lardner LLP (Boston, MA)

DISCOVERY AND SUMMARY JUDGMENT STRATEGIES IN FLSA COLLECTIVE ACTIONS
Joel M. Cohn, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Washington, DC)

JURY TRIAL ISSUES IN AN FLSA COLLECTIVE ACTION
Ellen C. Kearns, Foley & Lardner LLP (Boston, MA)

WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Dennis M. McClelland, Phelps Dunbar LLP (Tampa, FL)

CLASS ACTIONS AND AVOIDANCE OF DAUBERT CHALLENGES
Sam Smith, Burr & Smith LLP (Tampa, FL)

USING EXPERTS IN WAGE & HOUR LITIGATION
Poorti Marino, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (San Francisco, CA)



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