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Galit Avitan Knotz, Senior Counsel with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Wage and Hour Class Actions


New York, NY, January 12, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Galit Avitan Knotz, Senior Counsel with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 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 Galit Avitan Knotz

Ms. Knotz’s practice covers a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a focus on class and representative actions and other complex employment disputes. Her cases have involved wage and hour issues, including overtime compensation, off-the-clock work, exemption and contractor misclassification, and time shaving. Ms. Knotz also represents clients in connection with discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation disputes. Ms. Knotz provides advice and counseling to employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment policies and practices, family and medical leave issues, sexual harassment and other employee investigations, disability accommodation, wage and hour compliance, reductions-in-force and employee privacy rights.

About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s labor and employment lawyers represent a wide range of employers on their most complex and challenging labor and employment legal problems, from wage and hour class actions and discrimination cases, to arbitrations involving key talent, to complex labor controversies. Our subspecialties include: employment/EEOC litigation and counseling; wage-hour/Fair Labor Standards Act litigation and counseling; general employment counseling; labor relations/corporate campaign advice and litigation; labor and employment issues in financial restructuring and corporate transactions; workplace safety and health regulatory advice and litigation; executive contracting and terminations; competitive hiring disputes; pension, benefits and executive compensation advice and litigation; Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower matters; labor and employment appellate litigation; California-specific counseling and litigation; labor and employment issues affecting government contractors; and workplace privacy and data protection.

Abstract

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/
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The Knowledge Group
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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