Wage and hour claims under federal and state laws are surging. In the federal courts alone, Fair Labor Standards Act case filings have increased over 25% in the past year. 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. The faculty is comprised of leaders in the field from the management bar and the plaintiffs’ bar who contribute both to the development of the substantive law and the practical aspects of managing wage and hour risks in and out of the courtroom.
What you will learn
- 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, state law wage requirements
- Requiring alternative dispute resolution for wage and hour claims
- 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
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