Employment Litigation and Claim Settlements: Maximizing Tax Benefits and Avoiding Penaltie...
Tax Considerations for Employers When Drafting Settlement Agreements
October 27, 2021 • CLE • Live Webinar
This CLE course will provide employment counsel and tax advisers guidance for structuring complex settlements and complying with complex tax reporting and withholding requirements applicable to employment claims. The panel will discuss best practices for employers to structure settlements, maximize...
Deposing Named Plaintiffs in Employment Class and Collective Actions
Uncovering and Leveraging Issues of Adequacy and Commonality During Certification, Settlem...
February 18, 2020 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare litigators to depose or defend depositions of named plaintiffs in class and collective actions. The panel will outline techniques for adequately preparing and questioning named plaintiffs and offer strategies to leverage deposition testimony during certification, settlem...
Combating Reptile Tactics in Employment Litigation
Strategies for Discovery, Voir Dire, Opening and Closing Argument, Direct and Cross-Exam
July 17, 2019 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will guide trial counsel on combating the emerging trial strategy commonly known as the "reptile theory." The panel will discuss the increased use of reptilian tactics in employment litigation throughout the life of the case and how counsel can strategically confront the strategy.
Employees' New Tactic to Challenge Arbitration Agreements: A Trip to the NLRB
Employer Strategies to Defeat Challenges Amid Conflicting Court and NLRB Approaches
December 22, 2015 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare employment and labor counsel to face an emerging tactic used by plaintiffs challenging arbitration agreements and class action waivers: a trip to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The panel will discuss this emerging tactic, how it can and has been used by emplo...
Workplace Class Actions: Latest Developments
Leveraging Lessons from 2012 Court Rulings, Preparing for 2013 and Beyond
May 21, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will brief employment litigators on key employment law class action developments during 2012 and early 2013. The panel will analyze and offer perspectives on the anticipated impact of these cases in 2013 and beyond.
Expert Testimony in Employment Discrimination and Harassment Cases
Effectively Using or Challenging Economic, Statistical and Psychological Experts During Di...
September 18, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for effectively selecting, preparing and qualifying expert witnesses. The panel will discuss key considerations when bringing and defending Daubert and other challenges to expert witnesses.
Social Media and Employment Litigation
Analyzing Recent Case Law, NLRB Activity and E-Discovery Challenges
August 8, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare employment counsel to navigate the challenges of litigating cases involving workplace disputes over social media. The panel will discuss unique e-discovery issues in these cases, and best practices for pursuing or defending litigation and minimizing liability exposure.
Class Certification in Employment Litigation: Recent Case Developments
Pursuing or Defeating Certification in the Aftermath of Wal-Mart v. Dukes
July 17, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review of the new standards for class certification established by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, examine how courts have applied the standards over the past year, and suggest steps to effectively pursue or defeat certification.
EEOC's New Focus on Systemic Discrimination Litigation
Preparing for Increased Scrutiny, Navigating Complex Legal Issues, and Minimizing Exposure...
May 2, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will review the EEOC's new systemic discrimination initiative, discuss issues that arise in systemic discrimination litigation, and offer best practices for responding to individual charges to avoid becoming a target for a systemic discrimination suit.
Title VII Litigation: Persistent Evidentiary Challenges
Effective Use of Evidence in Defending Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims
January 25, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide best practices for employers' counsel when confronted with evidentiary challenges during Title VII discrimination, retaliation and harassment lawsuits.
Noncompete Agreements: Latest Litigation Developments
Crafting and Enforcing Contracts That Protect Confidential Business Information and Trade...
August 11, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare employment counsel to craft clear and enforceable noncompete agreements that are likely to stand up in court. The panel will also discuss litigation strategies for employment counsel pursuing or defending noncompete litigation.
Defeating Employment Class Certification After Wal-Mart v. Dukes
Leveraging the Decision to Defeat Certification and Minimize Class Action Exposure
July 27, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide a briefing for counsel on the key certification issues addressed in the Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision, explain the new standards for class certification, and recommend steps for employment counsel to defeat certification and minimize class action exposure.
Employment Litigation: Pursuing and Defeating Pre-Trial Motions to Dismiss
Leveraging Iqbal Pleadings Requirements and Summary Judgment Standards
November 23, 2010 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare plaintiff and defendant counsel with best practices when seeking to obtain or prevent dismissal and summary judgment. The panel will analyze recent legal developments, including the impact of Iqbal on dismissal motions in employment litigation.
FLSA Collective Action Litigation Strategies
Navigating Certification, Discovery and Settlement Issues in Wage and Hour Collective Laws...
October 20, 2010 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with litigation strategies for pursuing and defending FLSA wage and hour collective action lawsuits. The panel will offer best practices for reaching settlements that minimize the time and expense involved in litigation.
Pay Equity and Statistics: Avoiding and Defending Claims
Minimizing Liability for Compensation Practices Through Statistical Analysis and Proactive...
August 10, 2010 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare employment counsel to use statistical analysis to avoid and defend pay inequity claims. With the recent Novartis trial and other cases as background, the panel will offer strategies for implementing proactive audits, selecting statistical models, and developing jury pres...
Wage and Hour Claims in Telecommuting and Alternative Work Arrangements
Avoiding, Defending and Settling FLSA and State Law Disputes
May 25, 2010 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance for employment counsel on leveraging the benefits of flexible work arrangements while minimizing potentially costly legal risks. The panel will offer best practices for avoiding, defending and settling FLSA and state claims arising from alternative work schedule...
Employer Liability for Mobile Devices and Continuous Connectivity
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Wage and Hour, Harassment and Personal Injury Claims
September 15, 2009 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This seminar will examine the wage and hour, harassment, safety and privacy liability issues that are emerging for employers due to employees' constant connectivity to the workplace through mobile devices and will outline best practices for minimizing the employer's liability.
Reductions in Force Litigation on the Rise
Avoiding and Defending Lawsuits Arising From Layoffs
February 3, 2009 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This seminar will review current RIF litigation trends and provide best practices for employers and their counsel to avoid or defend lawsuits arising from layoffs.