PLI's Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2013
Counsel as well as Human Resources and compliance personnel whose responsibilities include wage and hour matters must keep up to date on the latest developments, and understand and anticipate wage and hour risks so that these risks can be effectively managed through compliance programs and responses to early warning signs. At the same time, given the sensitivity of these issues, it is critical for counsel on both sides to master best practices for investigating and litigating wage and hour claims that may arise, and to understand the pros and cons of arbitrating such claims. An understanding of the nuances of wage and hour collective actions, class actions and hybrid actions under federal and state law will also aid any attorney in the wage and hour arena.
PLI presents a full day program that brings together nationally recognized employer and employee advocates, prominent in-house counsel, and government enforcement agency officials who will share their respective perspectives, insights and experiences.
Paul Hastings partner Stephen Sonnenberg is a featured panelists at 11:30 am to discuss "Class and Collective Action Certification and Related Discovery." Discussion topics include:- Key aspects of wage and hour collective actions (opt-in), class actions (opt-out), and hybrid actions- Class notice, class certification and class decertification, including the effect of Wal-Mart v. Dukes on wage and hour litigation- Common discovery battles over offensive and defensive discovery- Factors to consider when investigations or litigation involve several types of positions or employees at multiple units or facilities
For additional information and to register, visit the PLI site