PLIs Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2012
Wage and hour claims under federal and state laws continue to hit record levels. In the federal courts alone, Fair Labor Standards Act case filings have nearly doubled over the past five years. Counsel responsible for wage and hour matters must understand how to identify and anticipate wage and hour risks so that they can manage those risks through compliance programs, responses to early warning signs, cost-effective defense of wage and hour investigations and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and innovative structures for settlements.
PLI's live program and webcast offers:• Hear from the Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor on wage and hour enforcement and regulatory initiatives• Jury trial of wage and hour claims, presented by counsel who tried three wage and hour class and collective actions to jury verdicts in 2011• Principal sources of wage and hour claims under federal and state laws• Development and implementation of compliance programs and first alert procedures• Latest developments on exempt status, off-the-clock work, preliminary and postliminary periods, overtime, minimum wage, and state law wage requirements• Requiring alternative dispute resolution for wage and hour claims, particularly as affected by the Supreme Courts recent decision in ATT Mobility v. Concepcion• Managing wage and hour investigations, including increased enforcement activity by the U.S. Department of Labor• Managing wage and hour litigation, including the latest developments on discovery, class certification, hybrid cases, and dispositive motions• Structuring settlements - pre-litigation, and to resolve litigation
Paul Hastings partners are scheduled speakers for the following sessions:Wage and Hour Litigation Part I - Class Certification and Related Discovery and Investigations1:30 pm to 2:30 pmStephen P. Sonnenberg• Key aspects of wage and hour collective actions (opt-in), class actions (opt-out), and hybrid actions• Class notice and class certification, including the effects of Wal-Mart v. Dukes• Offensive and defensive discovery• Investigations and litigation involving multiple units or facilities
Wage and Hour Litigation Part II - Trial of Collective and Class Actions2:30 pm to 3:45 pmPatrick W. Shea• Key points from collective and class actions tried to jury verdicts• Bifurcating the case and order of proof• Voir dire• Witnesses: selection, preparation, and examination• Opening and closing statements
For additional information and to register, visit the PLI website