Wage and Hour Litigation in the Hotbed of California: Essential Updates for Companies with a California Presence – PAGA Litigation, Suitable Seating, Sick/Family Leave Laws, Time Rounding, Meal & Rest Breaks, Paystub & Payroll Debit Card Violations ​and Beyond

September 26, 2016 2:00pm

John Barber

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Brandon McKelvey

Medina McKelvey LLP

In regards to wage and hour litigation, the state of California is a leader. The volume of cases in CA courts is unprecedented, and the regulations continue to evolve and grow. As the FLSA is only one piece of the puzzle, it is imperative that companies with a California presence ensure that their wage and hour policies do not run afoul of the myriad of regulations in California. One size might not fit all as it relates to prevention and litigation strategies in California. In this session, industry experts will provide in-depth, California specific insights on:
  • Litigation under the Private Attorney General’s Act:
    • What’s new with PAGA? – the latest trends and treatment of PAGA claims
    • How is the plaintiffs’ bar using these PAGA rules to get around class action rules?
    • PAGA actions brought in federal court
    • Compliance with Rule 23 certification
  • Which claims are on the rise in California, and what industries are most susceptible?
  • The latest in claims related to:
    • Suitable Seating
    • Expense Reimbursement
    • Sick & Family Leave Laws
    • Time Rounding Policies
    • Payroll and Paystub Violations
    • Payroll Debit Card Usage
    • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • California workers’ compensation
  • Analysis of settlement/approval issues by county