This course, presented by Baker Hostetler partners Amy Traub and John Lewis, explores the recent trends and emerging issues in class and collective actions in the wage and hour arena, including the hot button issues of which employers should be aware on the horizon. They discuss the Federal Arbitration Act and its elemental principles, as well as key Supreme Court and federal appellate precedent regarding class arbitration, enforcing arbitration agreements and class action waivers, establishing the scope of and assent to arbitration agreements, unconscionability, confidentiality issues, waiving the right to arbitrate and arbitration costs and fees.
I. Explain emerging issues in the wage and hour arena that can lead to class, collective and representative actions against employers
II. Recognize the basic legal underpinnings of arbitration agreements and class action waivers
III. Understand key federal and state law considerations in drafting effective and enforceable arbitration agreements
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."
Advice and Counsel
Both presenters were knowledgeable and kept my attention.
Another excellent program.
Well done presentation.
Very effective program and speakers.
Fantastic program! Lots of great information.
Very applicable to an area of law that my firm is moving into.
Very good program, covering multiple important areas in employment law.
This one was really good!
Really excellent information for the bar, on both sides. Too bad that Plaintiffs won't be able to bring these (consumer, employment, etc.) cases at all fairly soon (and Defense counsel won't be needed).
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