Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring Court Approval

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Thursday, September 14, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, August 25, 2017


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employment litigators for evaluating whether, when and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how damages should be calculated and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement award.

Description

Settlement amounts have been astounding over the past few years in wage and hour cases filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law. Employment counsel can arm themselves with our panel’s experienced approaches to settling wage and hour claims to minimize the time and expense of litigation.

Counsel must be adept at proactively planning for these and other key issues: whether settlement is appropriate, when to begin settlement discussions, how to best structure a settlement to meet clients’ best interests, and how to overcome judicial resistance to approving a settlement.

Listen as our authoritative panel of employment litigators discusses best practices for weighing a settlement decision, determining how damages should be calculated, and ensuring court approval of the settlement award.

Outline

  1. Evaluating when to consider settlement
  2. Assessing risk of exposure and calculating potential damages
  3. Obtaining enforceable settlement agreements
    1. Court-supervised settlements
    2. DOL-supervised settlements

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the key factors for employment counsel to consider in determining whether settlement discussions are appropriate and the best options for settlement?
  • What are best practices for calculating damages?
  • What are the key considerations for counsel when structuring a settlement to meet clients’ best interests and obtain court approval?

Faculty

Jessica Riggin, Partner
Rukin Hyland, San Francisco

Ms. Riggin litigates individual and class action cases on behalf of employees, including claims for violations of wage and hour and overtime laws, sexual harassment claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, and discrimination and equal pay claims. She also advises executives and professionals in pre-litigation matters (for example, noncompetes agreements, severance agreements, and review of employment agreements). Ms. Riggin has been the co-author of the Plaintiffs’ Litigation Chapter of the California Wage and Hour Law Treatise published by the Continuing Education of the Bar.

Kevin M. Young, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw, Atlanta

Mr. Young is a Member of the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. His practice includes defending employers in class and collective action lawsuits, representing clients facing agency investigations, and providing preventative counseling on a range of employment issues, with an emphasis on wage-and-hour compliance. Mr. Young’s caseload ranges from the most complex, such as lawsuits brought as “hybrid” actions in federal court and involving thousands of employees, to the more basic, such as single-plaintiff claims brought in state court under state law or common law theories.


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