Bob Riordan was a featured panelist during the session, "Settlement and Mediation of Wage and Hour Cases: Resolving Claims and Avoiding Costly Litigation," during this conference sponsored by the American Conference Institute (ACI). The following topics were covered during the presentation.
- Early Mediation of Wage and Hour Claims
- Early evaluation and assessment
- Monetizing the case and then putting it to rest
- How do you do this effectively?
- What are the models you should use for making this determination?
- Understanding each side’s perspective and goals
- Defense counsel
- Settlement Issues (e.g. Compromise, Settlement, Waiver, Release) and Court Approval
- Determining whether and when a settlement is the proper course of action
- Potential impact on future litigation
- Settlement strategy
- The latest trends and settlement schemes
- Key elements and pitfalls to avoid
- Working with plaintiffs’ counsel to achieve an approved settlement
- Settlement administration
- Common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid
- Optimizing the use of settlement administrators
- Assessing and making use of web-based tools for settlement
- Overcoming the difficulties in locating class members
- Best practices for notice
- Ensuring court approval of a settlement: Key administrative and structural considerations
- Factors that courts consider
- Why and when courts reject proposed settlements
- What are the triggers, if any, for a settlement to be rejected by the court?
- Pitfalls to avoid
Bob submitted a paper as part of course materials titled, Releases in FLSA Settlement Agreements: How Much is Too Much?
May 31 - June 1, 2012
New York Marriott Downtown / New York, NY