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Bryan J. Schwartz Bryan J. Schwartz has an Oakland, California-based firm representing federal, public, and private sector workers in class, collective, and individual actions in wage/hour, discrimination, and whistleblower cases. He practices in state and federal...MoreBryan J. Schwartz has an Oakland, California-based firm representing federal, public, and private sector workers in class, collective, and individual actions in wage/hour, discrimination, and whistleblower cases. He practices in state and federal trial and appeals courts, in arbitration, and before a variety of administrative agencies. Mr. Schwartz is one of the few Northern California practitioners to specialize in federal employees’ claims. He has successfully represented workers at dozens of federal agencies, including in cases certifying a global class of employees with disabilities challenging the State Department’s decades-old “worldwide availability” policy, proving discrimination and retaliation personally committed by a Bush-era Cabinet secretary against a high-level agency official, and vindicating a Smithsonian whistleblower who exposed corruption by the head of the National Air & Space Museum. Mr. Schwartz is an executive board member for the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), and has co-authored CELA’s amicus briefs in key recent California Supreme Court cases. He is a member and Chair of the State Bar of California’s Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee. He is President of FAIR, a nonprofit organization to increase diversity in the plaintiffs’ employment bar in California. Mr. Schwartz speaks and publishes frequently on a wide range of employment law topics nationwide. Visit his website at www.BryanSchwartzLaw.com. Collapse
Shannon Liss-Riordan Shannon Liss-Riordan is a plaintiff-side employment attorney who specializes in wage and hour law. She is a national expert on class action litigation involving failure to pay wages, gratuities, overtime, minimum wage, and misclassification of...MoreShannon Liss-Riordan is a plaintiff-side employment attorney who specializes in wage and hour law. She is a national expert on class action litigation involving failure to pay wages, gratuities, overtime, minimum wage, and misclassification of employees as independent contractors. For the last ten years, Ms. Liss-Riordan has achieved pioneering successes developing the law protecting tipped employees. She has represented thousands of servers in Massachusetts and nationally in cases against restaurants, hotels, and other establishments for depriving employees of the full proceeds of customer tips or service charges. She has also won cases for skycaps, strippers, cleaning workers, truck drivers, and workers in many other industries for wage violations. In additional to her trial work, Ms. Liss-Riordan has won a number of landmark appellate rulings in Massachusetts wage and hour law. Ms. Liss-Riordan is a frequent national and local lecturer on employment law and class action litigation for the American Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Each year since 2008, she has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (Chambers) and she has been listed by the Boston Globe Magazine as one of “Boston’s Best Lawyers”; she has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine each year since 2005; and she was named one of ten “Lawyers of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2002. In 2009, the year she co-founded Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., Ms. Liss-Riordan was included on “The Power List,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “roster of the state’s most influential attorneys.” She was described as a “Tenacious class-action plaintiffs’ lawyer [who] strikes fear in big-firm employment attorneys throughout Boston with her multi-million-dollar victories on behalf of strippers, waiters, skycaps and other non-exempt employees.” Collapse
April 12, 2019
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Understanding & Preparing To Address Unique And Current Defense Strategies - Audio
Understanding & Preparing To Address Unique And Current Defense Strategies - Paper
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