Workplace Class Actions: Lessons From 2017 Settlements and Court Rulings, Preparing for 2018 and Beyond
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will brief litigators on key employment law class action developments during 2017 and early 2018. The panel will analyze and offer perspectives on the anticipated impact of these cases in 2018 and beyond.
- Reversal of the “Wal-Mart effect” and updates on key case law trends
- Trends in workplace class actions
- Government enforcement litigation trends
- Class certification trends in ERISA and employment discrimination litigation
- Wage and hour litigation trends
- Settlement strategies for workplace class actions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What creative legal theories have plaintiff counsel implemented to work around the commonality and predominance requirements of Rule 23 following the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes and Comcast Corp. v. Behrend?
- What are the notable trends emerging in workplace class actions?
- What are effective strategies for settlement of workplace class actions?
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
Mr. Maatman has a primary emphasis in his practice on defending employers sued in employment discrimination class... | Read More
Mr. Maatman has a primary emphasis in his practice on defending employers sued in employment discrimination class actions, wage and hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and civil rights/denial of access class actions brought in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. Mr. Maatman also pioneered the process of conducting employment practices audits to assist employers in structuring effective and practical personnel policies and protocols.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
Peter J. Wozniak
Mr. Wozniak's practice includes defending employers throughout the U.S. in complex employment discrimination class... | Read More
Mr. Wozniak's practice includes defending employers throughout the U.S. in complex employment discrimination class actions and single plaintiff litigation, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and wage & hour class and collective actions. Mr. Wozniak is a litigator with in-depth experience performing a broad range of outcome critical functions in support of complex matters having multi¬million dollar and business-essential consequences for some of the world’s largest corporations. His experience spans the entire spectrum of litigation, including pretrial investigation, settlement negotiation, fact and expert discovery, trial, and post-¬trial appeals.Close