Today Seyfarth Shaw held its Annual Workplace Class Action Webinar for over 1,000 clients and loyal blog readers. Thank you to everyone who participated. The Webinar was based on the trends identified in our 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Report, and case law developments discussed on our blog. Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., the Report’s author, and Lorie Almon and Ian Morrison, the chairs of our wage & hour and ERISA practice groups, led attendees through the changed national landscape of “bet the company” employment disputes fueled by an aggressive plaintiffs’ bar and invigorated federal and state enforcement regimes. They also provided insights on the new parameters for Rule 23 standards and workplace class arbitration defenses created by Dukes and Concepcion, and how employers can continue to prepare themselves for litigation in light of those decisions. For anyone unable to participate, the Webinar presentation can be found here.
It was a busy morning for Mr. Maatman, as he also spoke on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on age discrimination lawsuits and EEOC litigation – click here to read the story and hear those comments.
Keep checking our blog for more workplace class action news, case analysis, and the implications that these high stakes cases have for employers.