The practice of wage and hour law is constantly changing, and an understanding of the nuances of wage and hour actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and related laws is essential for employee rights lawyers. Moreover, strengthening bonds within the workers’ rights community will be paramount as we prepare to face a federal government that will be hostile to the rights of employees. Litigating Wage & Hour Cases: Challenges & Opportunities will examine cutting-edge developments in this dynamic field and provide practical tips and strategies to help you navigate the maze of regulatory, procedural, and substantive laws facing your clients. Our diverse faculty will examine a wide range of topics, such as the nuts and bolts of a wage and hour case from intake to trial preparation; litigating claims on behalf of low-wage, immigrant, undocumented, and guestworkers; representing federal employees; understanding the myriad ways in which bankruptcy influences wage and hour litigation; and maximizing your settlements and attorney’s fees. Plenary sessions will feature significant legal developments, issues caused by “fissured” workplaces, “A View From The Bench” with esteemed federal judges, taking effective 30(b)(6) depositions, and a forum for sharing and learning strategies to deal with the changing federal regulatory and enforcement environment to come.
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprising lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. The more than 4,000 members of NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates are committed to working on behalf of those who have been treated illegally in the workplace.