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Audio CD

Litigating Wage & Hour Cases

Are you up-to-date on the latest developments, tactics, and strategies?

4 Hours
4 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Wage and hour litigation continues to be one of the most active areas of litigation in employment law. These cases involve both Federal (Fair Labor Standards Act) and Massachusetts wage and hour claims. Practitioners should be familiar with the latest developments, including:

  • Recent decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court involving independent contractors and wage and hour laws,
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting certification of class actions,
  • Recent Federal court cases on exemptions, and
  • Recent activities of the AG and the DOL in wage and hour matters.

Whether you are responding to a DOL investigator, an aggrieved worker, or a company that has been sued, this program provides information on how to handle the questions, spot the issues, and plan your next move. Understand the latest practical and strategic tactics you need to know.

You will learn

  • The most common mistakes employers make
  • The exemptions you need to know about and how to evaluate claims
  • Differences between state and federal forums
  • How to handle requests from the Department of Labor and the Attorney General
  • How to respond to hybrid complaints involving wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and claims under the Massachusetts wage and hour laws
  • How to certify Rule 23 and 216(b) class and collective actions
  • How to settle wage and hour cases

Agenda and written materials

  • Types of Cases Seeking Class Treatment: Misclassifying Employees; Off the Clock Time
  • Arbitration Clauses
  • Statutes of Limitation, Personal Liability, and Employer Defenses
  • Federal and State Court Differences
  • Certifying, Litigating, and Settling Class Actions
  • Working with the Department of Labor and the Attorney General
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents


Philip J. Gordon, Esq., Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston


Ariel D. Cudkowicz, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Jeffrey M. Rosin, Esq., Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, Boston



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