New York, NY, January 05, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer A. Riley, Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Wage and Hour Class Actions: Looking Back and What’s Ahead.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/wage-and-hour-class-actions/
About Jennifer A. Riley
Ms. Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation and Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Groups.
Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class action proceedings. She regularly represents companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations, involving hundreds to thousands of putative class members. Ms. Riley counsels and defends employers from a range of employment law theories, including claims of race, age, gender, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and alleged wage and hour violations.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the United States, London, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth Shaw provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.
The ever-changing landscape of wage and class hour class actions continuously evolves as recent developments shape it. Just recently, the U.S. Supreme Court approved the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements, which prevent employees to merge their unpaid wages claims against their employers. While this is a favorable court decision, businesses should not be complacent with regard to wage and hour class actions.
There is a notable increase in the number of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits filed against employers. It is, therefore, imperative for employers to still focus on compliance and dispute resolution to minimize litigation risks.
Listen as a panel of industry subject matter experts discuss the significant enforcement trends on wage and hour class actions. They will present an in-depth analysis of notable court decisions as well as the potential challenges in litigation. Speakers will also offer risk mitigation strategies that will help employers avoid pitfalls.
In a Live Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
• Wage and Hour Class Actions: Recent Enforcement Trends & Developments
• Notable Cases/Court Decisions
• Practical Implications of Wage and Hour Cases
• Challenges in Wage and Hour Litigation and Settlements
• Risk Mitigation Strategies
• What Lies Ahead
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/