Webinar: Every Employer’s Worst Nightmare: Class Action Wage & Hour and PAGA Claims – Learn How to Avoid Them
April 14 2021
Summary of Program:
California employers are constantly under scrutiny for compliance with employment laws, and even the most careful and compliant businesses can find their business practices subject to legal challenges. The biggest threat is not the individual employee seeking redress for a claim – it is an action brought as a Private Attorney General Act and/or class action on behalf of the employee and all of their current and former colleagues. It just takes one disgruntled employee (usually, a former employee) to do a keyword search on the internet and find one of dozens of “employee rights” lawyers offering to sue their employer, free of charge unless they win, on behalf of current and former employees. Employers can find themselves facing a cookie cutter complaint seeking penalties that easily reach six or seven figures, for alleged violations going back up to four years.
While compliance with the law ultimately will preclude liability, proving it can be costly, difficult, and often hinges on the quality of the employer’s records and documents. Even still, actual legal compliance may not prevent a lawsuit being filed claiming noncompliance.
Join Shauna Correia and Meagan Bainbridge of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Group as they discuss the PAGA and class action cases that are trending, and provide practical guidance for employers to make adjustments to business practices and communications to reduce the risk of becoming a target. We will recommend best practices, including:
- Wage and hour and reimbursement policies, offer letters, job descriptions, and forms
- Communicating policy changes
- Common timekeeping practices that create risk
- Employee verification
- The supervisor’s role
- Proactive internal audits
Approved for two (2) hours MCLE. This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review. Certificates will be provided upon verification of attendance for the entirety of the webcast.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
To register, please click here.