American Conference Institute Plans Fall Wage And Hour ForumIn San Francisco

The American Conference Institute has planned a forum this fall titled Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 and 21. It will be held at the Sheraton Fisherman's Whart in San Francisco.

Highlights of the forum include a view from the plaintiffs' bar: adjusting litigation strategies in light of new and innovative wage and hour claims, including off-the-clock claims and social media, blackberry, donning and doffing and beyond; federal and state wage and hour initiatives; employee misclassification; winning the class certification battle and clarifying what is needed to get classes approved/denied; expert witnesses in wage and hour litigation: selection and permissible use of expert testimony; and ADR: making the ADR decision and assessing structure and administration considerations of settlement, arbitration and mediation.

Monday's pre-conference workshop, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., will be a wage and hour caselaw primer titled Staying Abreast of the Current Cases that have Major Practical Implications on the Litigation Landscape. The post-conference workshop on Wednesday, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., focuses on wage and hour litigation in California and the incentives in California for employment litigation - more than in any other state in the country.

Among the speakers are Eric Rood, assistant chief, California Labor Commissioner's Office; Susana Rincon, district director, U.S. Department of Labor; Mark E. Tabakman, Fox Rothschild LLP; Matthew W. Lampe, Jones Day; and Theodore Lee, Littler Mendelson PC. ACI has assembled a large in-house faculty for this event, including speakers from Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, FedEx, Jamba Juice, 3M, Best Buy, State Farm, Wells Fargo, and Western Union.

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