Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw, will be presenting The New Wave of Employment-Related Class Actions at the upcoming American Conference Institute seminar.
- Considering CAFA’s impact on employment related class actions and developing strategies to protect employers
- Analyzing key class action cases and emerging theories for workplace class actions that companies will face in 2007 and beyond
- determining whether the exposure will be different or a manifestation of newly emerging theories
- what extent are certain types of companies at a greater risk due to recent decisions?
- Assessing employers’ vulnerability to employment discrimination class actions
- impact of Dukes v. Wal-Mart and other leading employment discrimination class action decisions on employers
- what's going to happen to Rule 23 theories and tactics in light of Dukes and the perspectives of plaintiffs, defendants,and courts?
- new EEOC tactics targeting big corporations for class action vulnerabilities
- cutting edge theories in race, gender, age and disability discrimination class actions and collective actions, and strategies for employers to limit and contain those theories
- winning defense strategies to defeat class certification theories in employment discrimination cases (and the plaintiff ’s views as to surmounting these defense strategies)
- Preparing for the flood of wage and hour fair labor standard class and collective actions being filed across the country
- defeating class certification in wage and hour claims
- using statistics, time and motion studies, and interview blitzes in exempt/non-exempt cases
- assessing and defending California 17200 claims in wage and hour litigation
- ascertaining the impact of Sav-On on certification battles
- minimizing exposure in and defending against the explosion in meal break and rest period class actions
- new exposures and practical strategies for reducing risk in off-the-clock claims
- winning strategies for preventing class actions and FLSA collective actions
- Determining whether audit programs can be used to assess and reduce exposure
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m.
For more information, or to register, please visit the event's website at www.americanconference.com/COMPLIT