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This panel of veteran practitioners offer practical pointers on how to litigate an independent contractor case. They address topics ranging from class and collective certification, depositions, how to respond to overbroad discovery requests seeking everything from the plaintiff’s tax returns to other non-relevant discovery requests unrelated to whether the employer had “control” over the plaintiff, summary judgment, decertification, and issues relating to “joint employers,” multiple defendants, and integrated enterprises.
Justin M. Swartz Justin M. Swartz, a partner at Outten & Golden LLP and Co-Chair of its Class Action Practice Group, represents employees in class action wage/hour and discrimination cases, as well as individual discrimination cases and other employment matters. He...MoreJustin M. Swartz, a partner at Outten & Golden LLP and Co-Chair of its Class Action Practice Group, represents employees in class action wage/hour and discrimination cases, as well as individual discrimination cases and other employment matters. He is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Interest Committee and a member of its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights Practice Group and its Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group. Mr. Swartz currently represents workers in overtime lawsuits against CVS, Boston Market, Bovis, E*Trade, Family Dollar, TD Ameritrade, Key Bank, Starbucks, JP Morgan Chase, Gristede’s, Duane Reade, Tyson Foods, and other major companies. Mr. Swartz also represents thousands of restaurant workers in overtime and tip theft cases, low-wage cleaning workers in their claims that large contractors failed to pay them overtime compensation for their work cleaning buildings around Ground Zero in 2001, and entertainers and servers who have worked at Scores and Penthouse Executive Club nightclubs. Among his recent employment discrimination matters are discrimination claims against companies that have refused to hire minorities with criminal records, including an EEOC charge against Madison Square Garden; systemic gender discrimination claims against a major utility company; and several individual race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national origin discrimination cases. He has represented hundreds of female and African American stock brokers in nationwide discrimination class action lawsuits against the country’s leading brokerage firms, including Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Smith Barney. Collapse
Eve H. Cervantez Eve H. Cervantez is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment, environmental, constitutional, campaign and election, and civil rights law. Ms. Cervantez specializes in representing workers in...MoreEve H. Cervantez is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment, environmental, constitutional, campaign and election, and civil rights law. Ms. Cervantez specializes in representing workers in employment discrimination and wage and hour class action lawsuits. She is a graduate of Washington University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Judge Charles A. Legge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to joining Altshuler, Ms. Cervantez worked as a staff attorney at the Prison Law Office and was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where she represented plaintiffs in class action employment and consumer lawsuits. She is the author of “When Should You Bring State Law Wage and Hour Claims in Addition to, or Instead of, FLSA Claims,” The Employee Advocate (Summer/Fall 2003) and co-author of “Avoiding Procedural Pitfalls,” The Employee Advocate (Summer 2008). She serves on the Senior Editorial Board of The Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA), and is a chapter editor or contributor to Employment Discrimination Law (BNA, Cumulative Supplements to Third and Fourth Editions) and Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey (BNA, 2nd Ed. and Supplements). She was selected to Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 and 2011. Ms. Cervantez also lectures regularly on wage and hour, employment discrimination, and class action law. Collapse
Catherine K. Ruckelshaus Catherine K. Ruckelshaus is Legal Co-Director at the National Employment Law Project in New York City. Her primary areas of expertise on behalf of low-wage workers are the labor and employment rights of low-wage contingent and immigrant workers. Ms....MoreCatherine K. Ruckelshaus is Legal Co-Director at the National Employment Law Project in New York City. Her primary areas of expertise on behalf of low-wage workers are the labor and employment rights of low-wage contingent and immigrant workers. Ms. Ruckelshaus co-founded the National Wage & Hour Clearinghouse, dedicated to advancing labor standards for all workers, and is a convener of the national Just Pay Working Group of advocates, academics, and state and federal policy makers recommending federal DOL enforcement reforms in the wage and hour arena. Ms. Ruckelshaus was lead counsel in the class action Ansoumana v. Gristedes Fair Labor Standards Act case, brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 West African immigrant grocery delivery workers against the contracting services who hired them and the stores who employ them. That case netted over $6 million in unpaid wages for the workers. Ms. Ruckelshaus was also lead counsel in the landmark case Lopez v. Silverman, which established for the first time that a garment manufacturer was liable for the sweatshop conditions of its subcontractors. Ms. Ruckelshaus is a graduate of Princeton University (1983) and Stanford Law School (1989). Collapse
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Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Is Your Client An “Employee” Or “Independent Contractor”? Audio
Is Your Client An “Employee” Or “Independent Contractor”? Cervantez Paper
Is Your Client An “Employee” Or “Independent Contractor”? Ruckelshaus Paper
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