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Law Seminars International Presents A Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on Litigating - Employment Class Actions: Innovative Strategies to Successfully Litigate Collective and Class Action Under Labor and Employment Laws

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

Collective and class actions under the labor and employment laws have proliferated and continue to be of paramount concern to employers and management. They create massive liability exposure for defendants, attract the attention of regulators and law enforcement officials, inspire bad press, and can undermine corporate relations. The broad scope of collective and class actions - whether they encompass federal and state wage and hour issues, fall under the aegis of myriad federal and state anti-discrimination laws, or relate to other workplace practices - means that employers must deal with a vast array of complex and ever-changing substantive and litigation issues.

This seminar brings together a national panel of leaders from both the legal and consulting worlds to explain important developments in labor and employment collective and class actions.

Partners from Paul Hastings Employment Law department will speak on the following panels:

Monday, July 27, 2009 at 3:45 pmClass Certification Standards: A Trend Towards More Rigorous Analysis; Nuances in California PracticeWhat are the standards that apply? What does commonality mean? The Subjective Decision Paradigm; Why are standards in various circuits so different?

Jeff Grube - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP / San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 1:30 pmLitigator perspective: Implications of California's Gentry v. Superior Court case invalidating Circuit City's employment agreement dispute arbitration clause; pending federal legislation

Nancy L. Abell - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP / Los Angeles, CA

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