2016 Wage & Hour Litigation and Management - Los Angeles
Bridgeport’s annual Wage & Hour Update explores and explains in-depth, the critical and changing aspects of Wage & Hour litigation. This year's program will focus on the ever increasing use of PAGA in wage and hour litigation; key developments in the case law such as Uber & Lyft, Duran; Iskanian; Ayala, interpreting the white collar exemptions, New Legislation, Regulations and Statutes and the enforcement and litigation of arbitration agreements. Developments in PAGA, class certification, independent contractor classification and arbitration agreements, impact most wage and hour practitioners currently prosecuting or defending these cases. For those who dedicate their practice to class actions, whether plaintiff or defense, there is much to review and discuss from the past year. This program, which is geared for the advanced practitioner, will cover the latest developments in the law of state and federal wage and hour actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. This timely conference will include a discussion of the development of recent major cases and decisions as well as a look at upcoming cases and current practice. The program is co-chaired by Timothy J. Long of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Eric Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.
|8:30 - 9:00
||Registration & Continental Breakfast
|9:00 - 9:30
||Opening remarks and Discussion of New Developments - Program Chairs Timothy J. Long and Eric Kingsley
|9:30 - 10:30
||PAGA Update – Civil Procedure and Legal Landscape; PAGA Letters, PAGA Trials, PAGA Judgments & Settlements
Melissa Grant, Capstone Law APC
Lisa Brown, Grube Brown & Geidt LLP
|10:40 - 11:30
||What are the characteristics of a strong wage and hour case from the plaintiff's perspective? (Including Case Selection, Class Certification, and Proof of Liability and Damages at Trial)
Eric Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley
Kevin T. Barnes, Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes
|11:30 - 12:15
||Insurance Coverage Issues for Wage and Hour Class Actions
David A. Shaneyfelt, The Alvarez Firm
|Lunch - on your own
|1:15 - 2:00
||The State and Use of Arbitration Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements and Joint Employer Issues
Yesenia Gallegos, Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael Morrison, Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Jesse Cripps, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
|2:00 - 2:35
||What can (and should) Management Counsel, including In House Counsel, Advise Clients to Avoid and/or Minimize the Risks of a Wage Hour Class Action?
Timothy J. Long of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Hilda M. Gonzalez, Health Net, Inc.
|2:40 - 3:15
||Gender Issues in Wage and Hour Law
Timothy G. Williams - Pope, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
Emily Burkhardt Vicente, Hunton & Williams LLP
|3:30 - 4:30
||Tips On Damages Analysis for Mediation and Settlement
Christina Humphrey, Humphrey & Rist, LLP
Joe Krock, Ph.D., The Claro Group
This program is approved for 6 hrs of CA MCLE general credt hours.
Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 6 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.