The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law will be hosting its 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. Lieff Cabraser is a sponsor of this event, and two firm partners will be featured as conference panelists.
On Thursday, November 10th, Anne B. Shaver will serve on the panel discussing “Recent Developments in Class Certification/Decertification.” The class certification and decertification stage is where class actions live or die, and the panel will focus on recent case law developments impacting class certification as well as new strategies that employers and class counsel are using to support or defend against class certification.
On Friday, November 11th, Rachel Geman will serve on the panel titled “Pay Equity in Practice: What Are Employers Doing, What Can They Do, and What Works?” For many employers today, there is a large focus on providing both diversity in the workplace and demonstrating pay equity practices to employees and the general public This panel will explore specific practices that are implemented to comply with federal, state, and local laws, as well as reviewing the legality of additional practices that may go beyond those requirements.
Other subjects to be covered at this year’s conference include the wage gap; the millennial workforce; discrimination, harassment and retaliation; employee benefits; labor-management relations; litigation, class action and settlements; practice and professionalism; wage and hour; whistleblower law; workplace problems and solutions, and Title VII.
Upholding Employee Rights
Lieff Cabraser has a strong tradition of fighting for employee rights across America. Our employment law class action cases challenge (a) discrimination based on employees’ race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; (b) wage violations, including failure to pay overtime, break time, or vacation time; and (c) misuse of employees’ retirement benefits. We also represent employees who “blow the whistle” on wrongdoing by their employers as well as in other cases alleging violations of the law.
About Rachel Geman
Ms. Geman is a partner in our New York office with a practice dedicated to employment law, consumer protection, and to recovering money for the government lost to fraud through False Claims Act litigation under whistleblower law. On behalf of her clients, Ms. Geman has filed qui tam suits in multiple courts, involving numerous industries that are under investigation, and is presently involved in active litigation involving off-label and kickback claims in the pharmaceutical industry. Her current class action cases involve employment discrimination, consumer civil rights, and consumer protection.
About Anne Shaver
Ms. Shaver is a partner in our San Francisco office whose practice focuses on employment law cases. A 2007 graduate of University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), she was a student director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic of Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, and a volunteer at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center. She is active in wage and hour, employment discrimination, and antitrust cases.