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Webinar: Legal & Practical Considerations in Mediating Wage

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Friday, November 04, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Legal & Practical Considerations in Mediating Wage and Hour Cases

This webinar is sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section.  Not a Member? Join Here

Friday, November 4, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Register now for this free one hour webinar. This is for information only; no CLE credit will be given.

Wage and Hour lawsuits, brought on behalf of individual employees and also as class and collective
actions, are an increasing percentage of new actions filed in state and federal court. This webinar will
briefly explore the variety of legal claims and defenses and explore in detail how mediation is effectively
used to reach settlements that will be approved as fair by the reviewing courts.

Topics include:
  • Types of wage and hour claims
  • Advantages and disadvantages of mediation
  • Timing of mediation
  • How does mediation differ in the wage & hour setting from other employment mediations
  • Exchange of information before the mediation: pre and post certification disclosures
  • Deciding which corporate representatives and class members who should attend the mediation
  • Best use of joint and separate caucuses
  • Guidelines for negotiating the scope of the release
  • Negotiating attorneys' fees, service awards, tax issues
  • Claims made, reversions and non-reversionary settlements, cy pres, and other administration issues
  • Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House & judicial approval of settlements

To register over the phone please contact our Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

For questions contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org 

This event is now over.