Join attorneys John Lewis and Amy Traub as they address the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis opinion, including an analysis of the decision and potential future impact. In this program, they will address subsequent lower court opinions and their impact on enforcement of class and collective action waivers, including Gaffers v. Kelly Services and McGrew v. VCG Holding Corp. The presenters will also discuss federal law that may limit Epic Systems Corp., including the Franken Amendment.
Other topics include pushback from the states, legislation stemming from the #MeToo movement, the pros and cons of arbitration, and pending issues before the Supreme Court.
John Lewis concentrates his practice on the resolution of complex employment, labor and regulatory disputes, including the defense and oversight of class action litigation. The majority of John’s time is devoted to litigation, appellate practice and alternative dispute resolution procedures involving federal and state anti-discrimination, wage and hour and fair housing laws, the Railway Labor Act, the Civil Rights Acts, the Federal Reserve Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and wrongful discharge, individual employment contract, trade secret, non-competition and work-related tort claims. He has participated in more than 80 cases before federal and state appellate courts. John has also defended insurance companies and retailers against claims that their policies and practices discriminate against minority customers or have an unlawful disparate impact on them.
Highly regarded in his field, John is an elected member of The American Law Institute and a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law, and was named one of the "Nation’s Most Powerful Attorneys – Top 100" by Human Resource Executive Magazine. John regularly contributes to BakerHostetler's Employment Class Action blog and is a frequent speaker and author on employment and anti-discrimination law topics. He is also the author of the Employment Practice Self-Assessment Guide, Fourth Edition, published by Aegis Insurance Services, Inc.
Amy Traub is an experienced employment litigator and advisor, focusing her practice on the management side of employment law matters for clients in all industries, with a particular focus on the healthcare and retail industries. She informs her clients of the risks involved in a particular situation, and, ever mindful of business practicalities, Amy ensures that the resolutions she proposes accommodate the inner workings of her clients' businesses.
Amy is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in the field of Labor and Employment and is recognized as a New York Metro area "Super Lawyer."
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