Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring Court Approval
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide employment litigators in evaluating whether, when, and how to settle a wage and hour class or collective action. The panel will discuss how to calculate damages and tactics for increasing the likelihood of obtaining court approval of the settlement award.
- Evaluating when to consider settlement
- Assessing risk of exposure and calculating potential damages
- Obtaining enforceable settlement agreements
- Court-supervised settlements
- DOL-supervised settlements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the critical 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 crucial considerations for counsel when structuring a settlement to meet clients' best interests and obtain court approval?
Michael D. Jacobsen
Mr. Jacobsen represents companies facing wage-and-hour class, collective, and other representative actions, and... | Read More
Mr. Jacobsen represents companies facing wage-and-hour class, collective, and other representative actions, and discrimination pattern and practice lawsuits. Clients look to him for solutions regarding how to advance their positions to reach decisive, favorable resolutions early on in these matters, and in the ongoing development of successful, long-term strategies.Close
Rukin Hyland & Riggin
Ms. Riggin litigates individual and class action cases on behalf of employees, including claims for violations of wage... | Read More
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.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