Class Certification in Employment Litigation: Recent Case Developments
Pursuing or Defeating Certification in the Aftermath of Wal-Mart v. Dukes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review of the new standards for class certification established by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, examine how courts have applied the standards over the past year, and suggest steps to effectively pursue or defeat certification.
- Recent case law developments
- Current status of Wal-Mart v. Dukes case
- Key cases citing or applying Wal-Mart v. Dukes
- Litigation trends post-Wal-Mart v. Dukes
- Increase in ADA filings regarding no-fault attendance policies
- New EEOC directives on criminal background checks
- Best practices for employers’ counsel to minimize class action exposure
- Creating and enforcing well-drafted EEO policies
- Training and advising executives regarding documents that may be considered evidence of EEO policies
- Self-audits and the use of statistics
- Other strategies including arbitration and class action waivers
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the new standards for class certification in employment suits established by Wal-Mart v. Dukes?
- What are the key strategies that plaintiff and defense counsel can use to achieve or defeat certification in employment cases?
- What are some best practices for employers' counsel to minimize class suit exposure?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Jason C. Schwartz
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mr. Schwartz's practice includes the full range of labor and employment matters, including those... | Read More
Mr. Schwartz's practice includes the full range of labor and employment matters, including those involving wage-hour and discrimination laws, non-competition agreements and trade secrets, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower protection laws, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).Close
Jane M. McFetridge
She handles employment litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. Her... | Read More
She handles employment litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by private parties and by the EEOC. She has handled cases involving claims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge and wage and hour issues.Close
Baker & McKenzie
He handles individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations,... | Read More
He handles individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, charges filed with government agencies, internal investigations and employee training. He has successfully resolved thousands of workplace disputes and advised numerous employers on devising policies and practices that comply with federal, state and local laws.Close