Defending California Wage and Hour Litigation Amid New Legislation and Court Decisions
Navigating PAGA Claims, Joint Liability for Misclassification, and Wage and Hour Violations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for employers operating in California on navigating the challenges of wage and hour litigation in the employee-friendly state. The panel will discuss the difficulties posed by Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims and joint employer liability for wage violations and review recent court decisions.
- Overview of FLSA and state wage and hour causes of action
- Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims
- Section 2810.3 employer liability for wage and hour violations
- Section 226.8 joint liability for willful misclassification
- Review of recent court decisions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Which companies and employers are covered under new California laws?
- What language should companies include in arbitration agreements to address PAGA claims?
- What contractual indemnity provisions should employers include in agreements with staffing agencies?
- What best practices should California employers institute to monitor labor contractors for wage and hour compliance?
Leslie L. Abbott
Ms. Abbott is Co-Vice Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department and is Co-Chair of its nationwide Wage... | Read More
Ms. Abbott is Co-Vice Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department and is Co-Chair of its nationwide Wage and Hour Practice Group. Ms. Abbott represents employers in all aspects of employment law in industries including retail, technology, manufacturing, entertainment, finance, and many others. She focuses her practice on defending complex class and PAGA representative actions. Ms. Abbott handles investigations and audits by the Department of Labor and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, provides advice and training on wage and hour best practices, and conducts pay and classification compliance audits.Close
Roland M. Juarez
Hunton & Williams
Mr. Juarez focuses exclusively on employment and labor law, including complex employment litigation and problem... | Read More
Mr. Juarez focuses exclusively on employment and labor law, including complex employment litigation and problem solving. He has handled class, collective and other complex employment litigation, as well as dockets of single plaintiff employment cases. His practice has included discrimination and harassment litigation, wage and hour litigation, noncompetition and trade secret cases, cases under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and union-related work, including arbitrations and collective bargaining, employment agreements, and preventative counseling and training.Close
Cheryl D. Orr
Ms. Orr is Chair of the firm's national Labor & Employment Practice Group. She concentrates her practice... | Read More
Ms. Orr is Chair of the firm's national Labor & Employment Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on defending employers against FLSA collective actions and state and federal wage and hour class actions. Ms. Orr also regularly litigates discrimination, harassment, and unfair competition claims, conducts high-level workplace investigations, develops plans for reductions in force and offers employer advice and counseling. She writes and speaks frequently on labor and employment topics.Close