Hybrid FLSA Collective Actions and State Wage and Hour Class Actions

Navigating Complexities of Opt-In Collective Actions and Rule 23 Opt-Out Class Actions

A 90-minute CLE webcast with interactive Q&A


Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, September 22, 2017


This CLE video webcast will examine the unique strategic issues hybrid wage/hour cases present for employment litigators and offer practical tips for navigating Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and state wage and hour class claims simultaneously.

Description

An increasing number of wage and hour lawsuits are filed as hybrid cases that include both federal FLSA collective claims and state wage and hour class claims. Plaintiffs see procedural and substantive advantages in hybrid class actions. Defendants fear increased liability exposure and more complex litigation.

The mechanisms for bringing and defending claims under the FLSA and state laws are different and can be confusing for parties and counsel. Plaintiffs must navigate cases requiring them to opt in to one class and opt out of another.

Employers defending against hybrid wage and hour class actions must determine the best approach for their case—seek removal, attack on jurisdiction grounds, or challenge certification. Settling hybrid collective/class actions also presents unique risks.

Listen as our authoritative panel of employment litigators explains the latest trends in hybrid wage and hour cases and discusses considerations and tactics for employment attorneys navigating federal and state wage and hour procedures simultaneously.

Outline

  1. Recent trends and case law developments in FLSA hybrid collective and class actions
  2. Considerations for litigating hybrid cases
    1. Removal considerations
    2. Jurisdictional issues, including CAFA
    3. Class certification issues
    4. Settlement issues

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Latest trends in hybrid wage and hour class and collective actions
  • Advantages to plaintiffs of filing hybrid class actions
  • Effective strategies for employment litigators seeking to defeat a hybrid claim
  • Challenges of settling hybrid class and collective actions

Faculty

William J. Anthony, Principal
Jackson Lewis, Albany, N.Y.

Mr. Anthony is the Chair of the firm’s National Class Action Practice Group. He has been defending employment claims for more than 20 years in a number of federal and state courts around the country. Mr. Anthony advises clients on the full range of employment law issues and provides training on management skills, discrimination, harassment, and wage/hour issues.

Noel P. Tripp, Principal
Jackson Lewis, Melville, N.Y.

Mr. Tripp practices exclusively in employment law and has been involved in matters pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies covering the gamut of employment-related matters from discrimination and workplace harassment to wage/hour disputes and affirmative-action compliance. His principal focus is the defense of class and collective action lawsuits under federal and state wage-and-hour laws.


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