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Dr. Elizabeth Newlon, Director with NERA Economic Consulting, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Wage and Hour Class Actions: Looking Back and What’s Ahead Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 11, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Elizabeth Newlon, Director with NERA Economic Consulting, 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.

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About Dr. Elizabeth Newlon

During her 15 years as an economic consultant and testifying expert, Dr. Newlon has prepared expert reports, testified, and consulted on matters involving a wide range of topics related to FLSA, state labor law, and antitrust wage suppression. Dr. Newlon has analyzed labor and antitrust claims in individual and class/collective actions (addressing questions at certification, liability, and damages phases).

In labor litigation, Dr. Newlon has significant experience with contractor misclassification, joint-employer claims, and allegations of wage and hour law violations. She has written reports and testified about classwide liability and performed damages calculations for wage and hour allegations, including extensive experience with violations of California labor statutes resulting in unpaid overtime, incorrect regular-rate calculation, missed meal penalties, timesheet rounding bias, and waiting-time and itemization penalties.

About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.

The firm’s antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.


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:
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