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. Protecting Pay: Representing Workers With Wage & Hour Claims 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 whether you are enforcing their rights in court or arbitration. Our speakers from the bench, bar, and key government agencies will examine a wide range of topics, such as litigating claims on behalf of low-wage workers, the use of technology and experts, effective case settlement, defenses du jour, the evolving definition of “employee,” handling hybrid cases, and ethical issues. Plenary sessions will feature significant legal developments, a conversation with the Solicitor of Labor, arbitrating wage and hour actions, and “A View From The Bench” with esteemed federal judges. Interactive roundtable box lunch discussions will offer seminar participants an opportunity to share their own strategies and tips on representing employees with wage and hour claims and to ask questions in informal discussion groups led by experienced practitioner-facilitators.

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About NELA

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of 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. Learn more