Valerie Brender to Speak at NELA Event: “Litigating Wage & Hour Cases: Challenges & Opportunities”

Valerie Brender will speak on a panel presented by the National Employment Lawyers Association entitled “The Nuts & Bolts Of A Wage & Hour Case From Intake To Resolution” with co-panelist Lesley M. Tse, on March 31, 2017, from 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The panel will discuss the challenges of case preparation and execution. Topics include how to locate and ethically communicate with potential opt-in plaintiffs, plead an FLSA claim to avoid issues under Iqbal/Twombly, dealing with Rule 68 offers of judgment and other strategies used by defendants to eliminate collective claims, preparing your clients for depositions, and communicating effectively with class members in order to present your liability and damages claims effectively.  The two-day event will take place at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel in Maryland on March 31st and April 1st. To read about other panels and to register for the event, visit their website.