The Role of Rigorous Analysis in Wage and Hour Collective Actions
Feb 13, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:30-1:30 ET
In this Edgeworth Economics FORUM Webinar, Edgeworth experts Chuck Fields and Dr. JJ Prescott will share their economic insights and litigation experience regarding the importance of rigorous analysis to the certification of collective actions under the FLSA.
In recent decisions involving class certification under Rule 23, the Supreme Court has elevated the standard for rigorous analysis by denying class be certified due to a lack of “rigorous” analysis of the relevant data to prove commonality of injury across plaintiffs. Mr. Fields and Dr. Prescott will discuss the lessons from decisions like Wal-Mart v. Dukes and Comcast v. Behrend for the certification of collective actions in wage and hours litigations, drawing from real world examples such as meal-breaks litigations.
Edgeworth partner Chuck Fields is an expert on human resources and employment issues with comprehensive experience working on labor litigation, regulatory compliance, labor relations, and organizational effectiveness matters. Mr. Fields draws from a unique background in economics, human resources, and business management. He provides litigation testimony and business consulting on a variety of labor matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hours claims.
Dr. JJ Prescott is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the senior academic affiliate at Edgeworth Economics. Dr. Prescott is an expert in the use of statistical methods to better understand a range of issues that arise in both criminal and civil litigation, including labor and employment litigation, and frequently teaches courses on Employment Law.
Register for the complimentary Webinar here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/260110839.