Seyfarth Events

14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

As we face a new year, Seyfarth is pleased to offer strategic guidance for corporate counsel and business executives through our 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Across all varieties of workplace litigation, the events of the past year demonstrate that the array of litigation issues facing businesses are continuing to accelerate at a rapid pace while also undergoing significant change. These challenges are especially acute for businesses in the context of complex workplace litigation. Adding to this mosaic of challenges in 2018 is the continuing evolution in federal policies based on a new political party occupying the White House for part of 2017.
Furthermore, while changes to government priorities started on Inauguration Day and are on-going, others are being carried out by new leadership at the agency level who were appointed in the fourth quarter of this past year. As expected, many changes represent stark reversals in policy that are sure to have a cascading impact on private class action litigation. While predictions about the future of workplace class action litigation may cover a wide array of potential outcomes, the one sure bet is that change is inevitable and corporate America will continue to face new litigation challenges.
In our workplace class action webinar, highlights from the Report will outline a number of key trends for employers, including: 
  • The implications of the Supreme Court’s key decisions on complex employment litigation and class action issues of 2017, and discussion of the cases accepted for review that are posed for rulings in 2018 and what it means for employers in the coming year
  • The key rulings in class actions in 2017 in ERISA, wage & hour, and employment discrimination, and how businesses can use the lessons from those rulings in structuring their workplace compliance programs going-forward
  • The background on successful strategies used by employers in defeating conditional certification motions and obtaining decertification of § 216(b) collective actions in 2017 -- and what this means for employers in the litigation context 2018
  • The dynamics behind why filings and settlements of government enforcement litigation in 2017 did not reflect a head-snapping pivot from the ideological pro-worker (or anti-big business) outlook of the Obama Administration to a pro-business, less regulation/litigation viewpoint of the Trump Administration, and what employers can expect in 2018

If you attended our February 6 webcast with Gerald Maatman and Perry Cooper, we still encourage you to register for this upcoming webinar. We will further break down important class action decisions in every major area of workplace law, as well as provide employers with the tips needed to navigate a complicated class action landscape in 2018.

*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Peterson at and reference this event.