By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

Workplace class action litigation continues to accelerate, grow, and pose extraordinary risks for employers. Skilled plaintiffs’ lawyers are continually developing new theories and approaches to complex employment litigation. Hence, the events of the past year in the workplace class action world demonstrate that the array of bet-the-company litigation issues that businesses face are continuing to widen and undergo significant change. At the same time, governmental enforcement litigation pursued by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor manifests the aggressive “push-the-envelope” agenda of two activist agencies, and regulatory oversight of workplace issues continues to be a priority. All of these factors combine to challenge businesses to integrate their litigation and risk mitigation strategies to navigate these exposures.

Our readers have given us wide-ranging feedback since the launch of the 11th Annual Report earlier this month. We are pleased with the positive press we received from commentators, including Forbes, Law 360, BNA Class Action Reporter, Corporate Counsel Magazine, and SHRM (click here, here, here, and here to read more.)

For an interactive analysis of 2014 decisions and emerging trends, please join us for our annual webinar offered in conjunction with the publication of our 11th Annual Workplace Class Action Report. The Report’s author, partner Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., along with partners Lorie Almon and Ian Morrison, chairs of our wage & hour and ERISA class action groups, will cover a changed national landscape in workplace class action litigation.

Other significant developments to be addressed include:

  • The increasing focus of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on high-stakes, big-impact litigation
  • A continuing rising tide of Wage & Hour class actions and collective actions
  • Transformative decisions regarding the Class Action Fairness Act
  • The decreasing settlement values in all areas but ERISA litigation and what it means for employers
  • The profound impact of the decisions In Wal-Mart And Comcast Corp. on Rule 23 case law developments

The date and time of the webinar is Thursday, January 22, 2015:

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Speakers: Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison