Rob Carty, Kate Birenbaum and Dennis Clifford, all Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Wage/hour lawsuits can be extremely time-consuming and expensive, and they are on the rise. The number of wage/hour lawsuits filed in federal court reached a record high last year. Our speakers will highlight some of the critical errors that can give rise to wage/hour class and collective actions, and will provide practical solutions for employers seeking to minimize exposure. Topics will include the use of arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers; common overtime computation mistakes (and how to correct them); and how wage/hour audits can prevent claims and provide employers with affirmative defenses.