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Wage & Hour Law Litigation: An Essential Legal Guide

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Wage & Hour Law Litigation: An Essential Legal Guide

Workshop Description/Agenda

The Civil Complaint Process, Litigation Trends, Tips for Calculating Hours Worked and More

From confusion surrounding remote work and COVID-19 to misclassification errors, wage and hour law saw a lot of litigation in 2020, and it's likely to carry into this year. Do you have the knowledge you need to prevent legal blunders - and the skills to win the case when necessary? This practical program delves into damages assessments, the legal risks of failing to compensate employees and pleading strategies for wage and hour cases. Register today!

  • Identify some of the wage and hour challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Examine the legal risks of misclassifying employees.
  • Uncover practical guidance for calculating damages in wage and hour cases.
  • Develop strategies for overcoming discovery issues.
  • Discover practical tips for alternative dispute resolution.
  • Review recent case law.


  1. Examining the Pandemic's Effects on Wage and Hour Practices
    10:00 - 10:30, Douglas W. Desmarais
    1. Current Trends in Litigation Regarding COVID-19
    2. Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status and Remote Work: Legal Essentials
    3. Time Spent on Temperature Checks, Health Screenings and More: What You Must Know
  2. Wage and Hour Audits: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    10:30 - 11:30, Douglas W. Desmarais
    1. Allowing Off-the-Clock Work: Top Risks
    2. Issues with Failing to Compensate Employees for Total Hours Worked
    3. Calculating the Wrong Overtime Rate: Liability Considerations
    4. Improper Deductions - Problems and Pitfalls
    5. Dangers Posed by Failing to Compensate Employees for Breaks
    6. Recordkeeping and Documentation Legal Hazards
    7. Pitfalls and Perils of Classification Errors
  3. How to Calculate Hours Worked and Damages in a Wage and Hour Case
    11:45 - 12:30, John Holleman
    1. Understanding Damages Assessments
    2. How to Determine Time Worked: Key Steps to Take
    3. Other Damages Considerations - Fluctuating Workweek, Overtime Pay, etc.
  4. What You Need to Know About the Civil Complaint Process
    12:30 - 1:15, John Holleman
    1. Structuring the Case and Identifying Parties
    2. Jurisdictional Concerns
    3. Pleading Strategies Based on Claim Type
    4. Overcoming Common Issues in Discovery
    5. Client Management Best Practices
  5. Raising and Overcoming Employer Defenses: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
    1:45 - 2:45, John Holleman
  6. ADR Tips and Techniques
    2:45 - 3:15, Carl F. Cooper III
  7. Legislative and Case Law Update
    3:30 - 4:00, Carl F. Cooper III
  8. Ethical Issues
    4:00 - 5:00, John Holleman
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Conflicts of Interest
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Attorneys' Fees

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. HR professionals, accountants and paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Employment/HR Law

Training Course Summary: Wage & Hour Law Litigation: An Essential Legal Guide