Wage and Hour Class Certification: Impact of Appellate Authority Applying the Specific Jurisdiction Rule of Bristol-Myers to Collective Actions
Strategies for Future Claims Due to Restrictions on Multistate Actions and the Limits on Personal Jurisdiction
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address the effects of the circuit court decisions addressing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions. The panel will discuss the current standards that courts apply when ruling on certification or decertification, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over corporate defendants, and the scope of FLSA collective action moving forward in 2022.
- History of restrictions in prior collective and class actions
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Canaday, Vallone, and Waters decisions
- Limits on multistate jurisdiction
- Limits on personal jurisdiction
- Best practices
The panel will address these and other relevant topics:
- What are the key conclusions in the Canaday decision?
- What are the primary findings in the Vallone decision?
- Why did the Waters court disagree?
- What’s next?
- How will these limitations on personal jurisdiction impact future collective actions?
Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson
Ms. Austin handles a variety of corporate litigation and employment matters. Her corporate litigation practice focuses... | Read More
Ms. Austin handles a variety of corporate litigation and employment matters. Her corporate litigation practice focuses in the areas of energy, natural resources, premises liability, and employment law, including trade secret and non-compete disputes. Ms. Austin also has experience defending against class action lawsuits. She brings a unique background to her employment law practice to better assist corporate clients with decision making. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Austin worked in the corporate office of a large retail company based in San Francisco. In this role, she handled employee-to-supervisor mediation.Close
Matthew R. Korn
Fisher & Phillips
Mr. Korn focuses his practice on defending employers across the country in complex class and collective action... | Read More
Mr. Korn focuses his practice on defending employers across the country in complex class and collective action litigation, primarily involving wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, mass layoffs and plant closings under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and background check documentation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He has substantial experience working with employers in many industries, including the hospitality and restaurant, construction and heavy equipment, mining, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.Close
Noel P. Tripp
Mr. Tripp practices exclusively in employment law and has been involved in matters pending before federal and state... | Read More
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.Close