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The Restaurant Industry: Labor & Employment Litigation Du Jour

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Produced on May 07, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 4m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This session, provided by Allison L. Feldstein of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, will provide an overview of recent labor and employment litigation in the restaurant industry, focusing on hot-button topics such as discrimination and harassment, NLRB decisions, and wage and hour issues. We will discuss recent trends, court decisions, and settlements, including the crucial lessons restaurants should learn from them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of recent litigation in the restaurant industry, with a focus on labor & employment matters such as discrimination, harassment, NLRB, and wage & hour issues
  2. Analyze recent trends in this jurisprudence, looking at court decisions and recent settlements
  3. Explore lessons learned from these cases, and what restaurants can do to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations

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Allison L. Feldstein

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Allison L. Feldstein has represented management in employment-related and traditional labor matters for 20 years. She regularly defends employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, retaliatory discharge, harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and federal wage and hour laws (including FLSA collective actions), and restrictive covenants. 

In addition to her employment-related experience, Allison regularly represents management in traditional labor matters, including representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board; negotiates collective bargaining agreements; provides counseling during strike and picketing activity; and represents employers in grievance arbitration. 

Allison also works proactively with clients to avoid litigation, providing counseling regarding employee discipline and termination decisions, accommodation requests, harassment investigations, workplace violence, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, reductions in force, restrictive covenants, and union representation and strike and picketing activity. Allison has written and presented extensively on a variety of labor and employment issues.


Gregory L.

The scope of topics was usefully comprehensive.

Scott S.

Nice range of cases.

Terrence G.

Excellent program.

Bill B.

Very thorough presentation of wage/tip rules and analysis. Again, Trump DOL is in the process of modifying these.

Andrew A.

well organized presentation

Denise Michelle D.

Great course.

ethan l.

Great summary for time. Sole caveat is not to necessarily believe all plaintiff’s’ claims.

Ancheska E.

Good overview given in a personable style.

Kathleene M.

Excellent presenter. Provided a number concrete examples to support her points. Presentation is well organized.

Carolyne A.

Excellent Presentation. Lots of information presented well. Well organized.

Meredith W.

Great presentation! would like more on this subject.

Kimberly C.

Excellent, easy to understand and engaging.

Emily O.

Excellent description of case law. Thank you.

Susan F.

Excellent presentation and very interesting.

Claude A.

Very Informative.

Joseph R.

very clear and informativie

Stephen W.

A fantastic presentation.

Julie S.

Really great topic Speaker very knowledgeable.

Stuart N.

Very concise and on topic

Philip S.

Good topic.

Lauren S.

Very well presented and good choices of cases and info for the topic

Susan M.

Clear overview. Useful examples.

Richard F.

Good statement of general law with periodic dives into illustrative cases where law is developing.

Antoine M.

Attorney was very knowledgeable and thorough; moderator support was excellent.

Paul S.

An excellent presentation on a subject I knew little about. Thanks Allison!

Melissa B.

Appreciated the disability and other discrimination portions of the presentation.

Luann D.

Very good speaker

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