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

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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.

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’s Labor & Employment Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. The practice has been recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” for Labor & Employment (2011 and 2013), and has received a regional award from American Lawyer affiliate, Daily Report, for “Litigation Department of the Year” in Georgia (Labor & Employment 2015). In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, Labor-Management Relations, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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