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Preventing & Litigating Wage & Hour Cases 2019

Avoid common mistakes and learn key strategies for bringing and defending claims

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    Wage and hour litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Massachusetts law continues to be one of the most active areas of litigation in employment law. The statutes are complex and have many non-intuitive requirements. In addition, state and federal laws often impose differing obligations, and employers are expected to comply with the law that is the most protective of employees. Compounding the risks of non-compliance is the availability of multiple damages, including automatic treble damages under state law.

    Because wage and hour disputes often involve groups of employees, court cases are often brought as putative class or collective actions. However, in light of recent Supreme Court decisions, employers are using mandatory arbitration programs as a means of avoiding class litigation.

    This program provides an overview of federal and state wage and hour laws and identifies common compliance issues and theories of liability. Learn strategies for when litigation is commenced and for pursuing and defending against class and collective actions. The faculty also discuss the pros and cons of a mandatory arbitration program. Whether you represent aggrieved workers, are responding to a lawsuit or governmental investigation, or are advising companies on how to minimize risk, this program helps you identify the issues and understand the latest litigation strategies.

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    • 2:00 - 2:15 pm

      Introduction & An Overview

    • 2:15 - 2:25 pm

      The Commonwealth’s “Grand Bargain”

    • 2:25 - 2:45 pm

      Latest Court Decisions

      Panel
    • 2:45 - 2:55 pm

      Use of Independent Contractors

    • 2:55 - 3:05 pm

      Bonuses v. Commissions Under the Wage Act

      Panel
    • 3:05 - 3:20 pm

      Key Differences Between State and Federal Wage and Hour Laws

      Panel
    • 3:20 - 3:30 pm

      Calculating Overtime

    • 3:30 - 3:40 pm

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 3:40 - 3:55 pm

      Bringing and Responding to Wage and Hour Lawsuits, Including Types of Claims Seeking Class Treatment and Employer Defenses

      Panel
    • 3:55 - 4:10 pm

      Discovery in Wage and Hour Cases, Including the Use of Experts

      Panel
    • 4:10 - 4:25 pm

      Certification of Class and Collective Actions

      Panel
    • 4:25 - 4:35 pm

      Mandatory Arbitration Programs after Epic Systems

      Panel
    • 4:35 - 4:45 pm

      Damages and Settlements

      Panel
    • 4:45 - 4:55 pm

      "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

    • 4:55 - 5:00 pm

      Key Takeaways

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    • $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $183.75 - New Lawyer
    • $183.75 - Pending Admittee
    • $183.75 - Law Student
    • $183.75 - Paralegal
    • $245.00 - All Others
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