Labor and Employment Roundtable


Technological innovations have introduced a host of new legal questions to the employment law area. Thanks to computer and mobile technology, workforces are increasingly virtual and global, creating new tensions in labor law compliance, particularly when it comes to wage-and-hour requirements. Furthermore, the use of social media by employees, employers, and labor unions continues to raise new practical and legal issues.

Our panel of experts from Northern and Southern California discusses these trends, as well as notable cases such as Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (603 F.3d 571 (9th Cir. 2010) cert granted, 131 S.Ct. 795 (2010)), Laster v. AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, (584 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 2009), cert granted sub nom. AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 130 S.Ct. 3322 (2010)), and Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (165 Cal. App. 4th 25 (2008)(now pending before California Supreme Court)). They are Steven Blackburn and Betsy Johnson of Epstein, Becker & Green; Dan McCoy and Victor Schachter of Fenwick & West; Garry Mathiason of Littler Mendelson; Ken Sulzer of Seyfarth Shaw; and Pam Teren of the Teren Law Group. California Lawyer moderated the roundtable, which was reported by Laurie Schmidt of Barkley Court Reporters.

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