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Greenberg Traurig’s Jonathan L. Sulds and Todd D. Wozniak Speak at ACI’s Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions Conference

NEW YORK – June 1, 2016 – Jonathan L. Sulds and Todd D. Wozniak of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be speaking at American Conference Institute’s (ACI) Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions Conference. The event will take place in New York City at The Andaz Wall Street, June 2 – June 3, 2016.

Sulds will be speaking on the panel regarding the most recent Department of Labor (DOL) guidance on independent contractor misclassification, June 2 at 1:45 p.m. The panel will discuss the increased issues the new guidance from DOL is causing employers and how to defend claims of independent contractor misclassification.

Wozniak will be on a panel discussing winning strategies for handling class and collective wage and hour actions, June 2 at 3:40 p.m. The panel will present the latest developments and nuances in class certification, obtaining decertification, managing hybrid claims, and defending against the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and state law class actions.

According to ACI, the conference is the nation’s premier wage and hour forum. The two-day event will discuss various aspects of this evolving area of law including the new white-collar exemption overtime regulations, DOL guidance on independent contractor misclassification, state paid sick leave laws and scheduling laws, pay equity laws, contingent workers and joint employer liability, off-the-clock claims, wage and hour insurance, and individual and class action settlement hurdles.

Sulds is co-chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment and Global Human Capital Solutions practices. He has been representing leading employers since 1974 in virtually every aspect of their engagement, protection, management, and reward of workforce resources. Sulds regularly represents employers in the areas of wage and hour matters, collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, discrimination complaints, restrictive covenant, duty of loyalty and trade secret litigation, Dodd Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other whistleblower matters, global and domestic executive employment arrangements, and corporate campaigns. Sulds is also involved in the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions and class and collective actions that arise in these contexts.

Wozniak is a trial lawyer who defends companies and public institutions throughout the United States in labor and employment, including wage and hour litigation, ERISA, and business disputes. He is co-chair of the firm’s National Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team and is experienced in ERISA and employee benefits litigation. He is also experienced in  state, and federal whistleblower statutes, non-discrimination laws, plant closing and mass layoff laws, collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, executive contracts and compensation, noncompete and trade secrets litigation, and partnership/business disputes. During his career, Wozniak has defended more than a dozen class or collective actions and tried more than 40 cases or arbitrations to verdict.

Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the conference.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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