FLSA Collective Action Conditional Certification and Decertification Strategies
Evaluating Pursuit or Opposition of Certification or Decertification Motions, Navigating Challenges in Hybrid Cases
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with guidance for pursuing or opposing conditional certification or decertification motions in collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The panel will discuss the standards courts are applying when ruling on conditional certification or decertification, highlighting recent decisions in the Third, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. The panel will discuss best practices for counsel in pursuing conditional certification or decertification motions and preparing compelling arguments to support such motions. The panel will also address unique certification issues with hybrid cases involving both FLSA collective actions and state law wage and hour class claims.
- FLSA collective actions--recent trends and case law developments
- Certification of FLSA collective actions--best practices for plaintiffs' and employers' counsel
- Notice stage
- Final certification stage
- Decertification of FLSA collective action--best practices for plaintiffs' and employers' counsel
- Certification considerations and best practices for hybrid cases
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- What are the recent case law trends concerning the standards for conditional certification or decertification of FLSA collective actions?
- What are some best practices for plaintiffs' and employers' counsel for pursuing or opposing conditional certification or decertification motions?
- What is the scope of evidence that is discoverable before and after conditional certification of the collective class and how can employers' counsel limit or best manage discovery?
- What are the unique certification issues for hybrid FLSA collective claims and state law wage and hour claims?
Daniel S. Brome
Mr. Brome focuses on class and collective actions, He represents workers seeking recovery of minimum wage, overtime,... | Read More
Mr. Brome focuses on class and collective actions, He represents workers seeking recovery of minimum wage, overtime, commission payments, and improper meal and break deductions. Mr. Brome has dedicated his legal career to representing workers and consumers, and ardently advocates for his clients and for their just claims to unpaid wages.Close
Christina M. Janice
Ms. Janice is a senior counsel of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, bringing to the firm extensive professional experience both in... | Read More
Ms. Janice is a senior counsel of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, bringing to the firm extensive professional experience both in class action and single plaintiff litigation practice, and as an in-house counsel and executive for a multinational S&P 500 Index company. As a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group, her practice leverages her well-rounded litigation experience with a keen, first-hand understanding of the operational needs of employers seeking to defend or reduce legal risks.Close
Jennifer A. Riley
Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class... | Read More
Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class action proceedings. She regularly represents companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations, involving hundreds to thousands of putative class members. Ms. Riley counsels and defends employers from a range of employment law theories, including claims of race, age, gender, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and alleged wage and hour violations.Close
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