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This session will guide practitioners relatively new to wage and hour law through the challenges of case preparation and execution. Topics include how to locate and ethically communicate with potential opt-in plaintiffs; plead an FLSA claim to avoid issues under Iqbal/Twombly; deal with Rule 68 offers of judgment and other strategies used by defendants to eliminate collective claims; prepare your clients for depositions; and communicate with class members in ways that will allow you to present your liability and damages claims effectively.
This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.
Valerie Brender Valerie Brender litigates class action and individual employment law cases, including independent contractor misclassification, discrimination, whistleblower, and unpaid wages cases at Rukin Hyland LLP. She also advises employees on employment...MoreValerie Brender litigates class action and individual employment law cases, including independent contractor misclassification, discrimination, whistleblower, and unpaid wages cases at Rukin Hyland LLP. She also advises employees on employment agreements and job transitions. Prior to joining Rukin Hyland, Valerie was a research fellow at Human Rights Watch. She serves as Co-Chair of the Barristers Labor & Employment Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and was named a Rising Star by the California Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018. Her writing on workers’ rights has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Hill, and the Daily Journal. Collapse
Ashley Falls Ashley Falls is an attorney with Falls Legal, LLC, the firm she founded with her husband and law partner, Scott Falls. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Ms. Falls has represented thousands of employees in class and collective actions for unpaid...MoreAshley Falls is an attorney with Falls Legal, LLC, the firm she founded with her husband and law partner, Scott Falls. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Ms. Falls has represented thousands of employees in class and collective actions for unpaid wages, including tipped workers and employees misclassified as independent contractors. She has also handled many single-plaintiff discrimination, retaliation and harassment cases and served as co-lead trial counsel in federal retaliation and discrimination cases that have resulted in substantial employee verdicts, including one of the largest verdicts in South Carolina federal court against a private hospital for race-based retaliation. Ms. Falls' experience also includes appellate level litigation before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to her work as an employment lawyer, Ms. Falls was an attorney for the federal government where she drafted more than 1,500 judicial opinions on behalf of federal administrative law judges. A graduate of the Charleston School of Law and College of Charleston, Ms. Falls interned for the South Carolina District Court and was a recipient of the CALI Award in Advanced Legal Writing during law school. Collapse
June 28, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution - Audio
The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution - Paper
How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed
internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below).
If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a
Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions.
Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing
all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.