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American Conference Institute’s 24th National Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions
"Arbitration on the Wage & Hour Front"

May 28-29, 2015

Shira Franco, Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment Partner, will speak during a session titled “Arbitration on the Wage & Hour Front: Tips, Strategies and Best Practices for Arbitrating Wage and Hour Cases Given the Changing Legal Landscape, and Guidance for Employers Considering Mandatory Arbitration Agreements with Class and Collective Action Waivers” at ACI’s 24th National Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions to be held in New York, NY.

Ms. Franco and her co-panelists will discuss:

  • The latest on the arbitrability of wage and hour claims and class actions
  • Determining when it is beneficial to arbitrate, who must arbitrate, what must be arbitrated, and whether and how the arbitration should proceed
  • Tips, strategies and best practices for arbitrating wage and hour cases
  • The ins and outs of implementing arbitration agreements; and advising clients on key provisions to insert/omit
  • Arguments being used against arbitration enforcement
  • The latest on the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements
  • Theories for limiting agreements to arbitrate and non-enforcement
  • Who can decide on whether there should be a class-wide arbitration? Should it be the court or the arbitrator? What is the latest on this?
  • Practical considerations when arbitrating wage and hour cases
  • You’ve won your class arbitration denial — now what? How to best proceed after defeating class certification when plaintiff’s counsel

Davis & Gilbert has arranged for a $200 registration discount. To take advantage of the promotional rate, please contact Nicole L. Pitti of ACI at 212-352-3220 ext. 5534 or n.pitti@americanconference.com. For more information, or to register, visit the event website.