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Summary

The landscape for protecting workers in wage and hour cases is ever-evolving. If you want to learn more about how to effectively litigate your case and prepare for the defenses du jour in court or in arbitration (or simultaneously in both), or want to connect with other wage and hour practitioners to strategize, then Epic Advocacy: Protecting Wages In Litigation & Arbitration is perfect for you. Hear from experienced panelists about the hottest wage and hour topics, with a focus on arbitration issues.

This bundle includes 14 sessions from this event that was originally held April 12-13, 2019 in Denver, CO. Register for this bundle to earn CE and save!

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Key Cases & Shifting Grounds In The FLSA, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 12, 2019

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Wage and hour veterans provide updates on these new developments and the shifting landscape. Among other topics, the panel discusses changes in the DOL’s practices including the revival of opinion letters, updates on the overtime regulations, new exemption regulations expected in 2019, post-Epic Systems arbitration clauses, evolving independent contractor tests, changes in the tip credit arena, and more.

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Understanding & Preparing To Address Unique And Current Defense Strategies, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 12, 2019

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Defendants continue to come up with new and devious defense strategies and we need to be ready to push back. Learn about how plaintiffs are responding to these strategies, including jurisdictional challenges under Bristol-Myers Squibb, efforts to disqualify plaintiffs’ counsel from representing individuals in arbitration, and uncommon exemption defenses.

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Wage & Hour Litigation Basics, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 12, 2019

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Experienced wage and hour practitioners discuss the nuts and bolts of wage and hour litigation, including types of claims and defenses, drafting the complaint to avoid a motion to dismiss, common discovery topics and defense tactics, and strategies for avoiding summary judgment and getting to trial.

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Arbitration Case Law Update: Contract Formation & Unconscionability, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 10, 2019

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The case law continues to develop and evolve in this area as more and more corporations are requiring their workforce to sign arbitration clauses as a condition of employment. These panelists get you up to speed on case law regarding contract formation and defenses such as unconscionability.

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Top Ten Practical ESI Pointers For Wage & Hour Lawyers, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 12, 2019

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Big defense firms have lawyers whose only job it is to deal with ESI issues. Most plaintiffs’ firms don’t have that luxury. And, the help that is out in the market right now, is either too expensive or not targeted to plaintiffs’ lawyers. But, we cannot afford to fall behind. This panel of practitioners share their top ten practical ESI pointers that every W&H lawyer should know, so that we understand everyday ESI terms, are equipped to actively participate in ESI conferences with defense counsel and the court, are able to draft a reasonable ESI protocol, and more.

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Embracing A "New Federalism" In The Fight For Workplace Justice, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 12, 2019

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For generations, plaintiffs' lawyers have relied on federal law and the federal judiciary as the primary guardians against workplace injustice. But is such reliance misplaced in 21st Century America? This program describes how lawyers are turning to state courts and exploiting state laws to expand wage and hour rights beyond the confines of the FLSA. The program also addresses how state legislatures and agencies are poised to become the new battleground in the fight for workplace justice.

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Post-Epic Systems Litigation Strategies, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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This panel addresses the effects of Epic Systems on litigation in district court, discuss strategies for avoiding arbitration, including effective arguments for invalidating arbitration agreements and conditionally certifying a collective and getting out notice before opposing a motion to compel, and proceeding in parallel actions in court and arbitration when some clients have not signed an arbitration agreement or in California, under PAGA.

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Effectively Managing, Litigating, And Trying Individual Arbitrations, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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Whether you are waging a mass individual arbitration ground war or getting ready to handle an individual arbitration hearing, this panel is designed for you. This panel of experienced attorneys, who have been at the forefront of the ground war game, will cover a variety of topics including the mechanics of, and case management tips for, filing and litigating individual arbitrations en masse, strategies for combatting the defendant's stall tactics, an effective discovery and trial plan for an individual arbitration hearing, and tips on reworking that trial plan if things don't go your way.

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Independent Contractors: Day Rates, "Salary" Guarantees, And Employee Status, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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Panelists provide an update on the current trends in independent contractor misclassification, including recent court decisions, FLSA vs. state law standards, and defense tactics. They also discuss the industries where misclassification continues to be rampant, legislative and agency efforts to address these violations, and U.S. Department of Labor back-tracking.

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Locating And Communicating With Potential Plaintiffs And Cultivating New Cases Post-Epic Systems, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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In the aftermath of Epic Systems, what avenues are available for plaintiffs’ lawyers to reach out to and communicate with workers interested in bringing individual arbitrations or identify workers who have opted out of their employer’s arbitration agreement? Practitioners discuss how they have used various advertising strategies and mined their own contact lists to continue to exert pressure on employers by filing dozens or hundreds of individual cases in arbitration and the ethical issues such communications implicate, and how PAGA actions or arbitration agreements with opt-out clauses can be used to gain access to workers bound by arbitration.

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Representing Low-Wage Workers & Immigrant Workers, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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Low wage and immigrant workers are easily exploited and often become the victims of systemic wage and hour violations. Effectively representing these workers has and will continue to present unique challenges for private wage and hour lawyers. The panelists discuss: the impact of immigration status on available relief; working with low-wage and immigrant-based community organizations; preparing clients for depositions and trial, including addressing immigration-related questions during the course of depositions; additional defense tactics and how to combat them; the legal implications for employers who report workers to ICE, and preventing and redressing retaliation.

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Calculating Damages: Views From An Expert And Lawyers, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to calculating damages. This panel breaks down the ins and outs of calculating and proving damages (and potentially liability) in wage and hour class and collective actions. The panelists will delve into best practices for obtaining the right types and formats of data, useful methods and tools for analyzing large and complex datasets, and the important question of whether and when to use an expert witness versus an FRE 1006 summary witness.

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Cooperating And Collaborating With Other Plaintiffs’ Counsel In Wage & Hour Cases, From NELA's 2019 Wage & Hour Seminar

Date Published: April 13, 2019

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Post-Epic Systems, it has become even more critical that plaintiffs’ counsel team up and work together to wage a strategic war against defendants. The panel addresses the different ways that counsel may collaborate with one another, types of co-counsel fee agreements, methods of allocating fees between firms, and what steps you should take to avoid filing on to$p of another plaintiffs’ lawyer. The panelists also provide insight about the “reverse auction” problem, the “first-filed” rule, and contests over who should be appointed as class counsel.

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