Welch Consulting Sponsors OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium

Welch Consulting is a proud sponsor of OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium on Saturday, June 20th. Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will be on hand, representing Welch Consulting. Early Registration is available on the OCBA website, through June 15th.

This years symposium event will be held at the Chapman Law School.

Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Program includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Transgender in Law
(9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.)
Mia Yamamato, Esq., Law Office of Mia Yamamoto
Mia Yamamoto is a distinguished criminal defense attorney, a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam, and a relentless human rights advocate. Ms. Yamamoto will share a firsthand account about her transition from one gender to another, and will discuss how to practice real inclusion in the workplace, state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, human resources issues, and other practical and legal issues transgender persons face in society.
(10:50 a.m.–11:50 a.m.)
Please select one of the following to attend:
1a. New Developments in Wage & Hour Litigation
Allison C. Eckstrom, Esq., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Michael D. Singer, Esq., Managing Partner, Cohelan Khoury & Singer
1b. Summary Judgment Motions
Shannon M. Jenkins, Esq., Partner, Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP
Rose Amezcua-Moll, Esq., Partner, Amezcua-Moll & Associates PC
1c. Data Breach and Employee Privacy Issues
Timothy G. Blood, Esq., Managing Partner, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon
Ron S. Brand, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
M. Alim Malik, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
Keynote Luncheon
(12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.)
Hon. Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Hon. Rebecca A. WisemanAssociate Justice, Court of Appeal, 5th District
A review of significant case news over the past and coming year, including decided cases and cases currently pending in the appellate courts, California, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will also review new and contemplated legislative enactments.
(1:25 p.m.–2:25 p.m.)
Please select one of the following sessions to attend:
2a. Litigating Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) Claims
Jess A. Cripps, Esq., Partner, Gibson Dunn
Aashish Desai, Esq., Partner, Desai Law Firm
2b. Winning Before Trial: Taking and Defending the Plaintiff’s and PMK’s Depositions
Daniel F. Fears, Esq., Managing Partner, Payne & Fears LLP
Steven C. Kimball, Esq., Founding Partner, Sessions & Kimball LLP
2c. Data Breach and Employee Privacy Issues
M. Alim Malik, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
(2:35 p.m.–3:35 p.m.)
Please select one of the following sessions to attend:
3a. New Trends in Approval of Settlements in Wage and Hour Class Actions
Hon. Kim G. Dunning, Orange County Superior Court (Complex Division)
Marcus J. Bradley, Esq., Marlin & Saltzman
Greg S. Labate, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin
3b. Evaluating an Employment Case: A Look From Both the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
Laurel Haag, Esq., Carlin & Buchsbaum
Michael J. Sexton, Esq., Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
3c. Interaction of Leave Laws
Christina K. Dallen, Esq., Senior Counsel, Aegis law Firm PC
Todd B. Scherwin, Esq., Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Ted Anderson to speak at Wage Hour Claims & Class Action conference in NYC

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the May 28-29th, 2015 American Conference Institutes’ 24th Annual Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions conference in New York City.

Ted will be presenting a paper entitled “Isolating Non-Compensable, Off-the-Clock Time: Two Examples,” as well as sitting on a panel with two attorneys (Staci Ketay Rotman of Franczet Radelet, PC and Antonio Calderone of Laner Muchin, Ltd) discussing examining the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk.

Welch Consulting Sponsors OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party

Welch Consulting is proud to be sponsoring of the 2014 Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party.

Please join Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. and Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D. on Monday, December 8th starting at 6:00pm at JT Schmid’s in Tustin, CA by registering online. Enjoy food, drinks, great company. All proceeds benefit the OCBA Charitable Fund.

Amy Aukstikalnis and Ted Anderson to Speak at ABA Conference

Two of our economists will sit on two different panels on Thursday, November 6th.

Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will sit on the following panel: The Use of Experts in Title VII Cases

This advanced-level panel will examine the use of statistics in employment law class actions and multi-plaintiff cases following Wal-Mart v. Dukes and will address the role of non-statistical experts, such as I/O psychologists, in the litigation of employment law cases, particularly employment discrimination cases. Panelists also will offer tips on working with labor economists, statisticians and other experts in developing data and preparing experts for deposition and trial.

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. will sit on the following panel: How to Measure and Prove Damages in Wage and Hour Cases

Liability is not the only issue—every attorney needs to possess a clear understanding of damages calculation issues both to litigate and to assess exposure. This panel will address issues regarding damages calculation, including the regular rate of pay determinations, the applicability of the fluctuating workweek method, the availability of liquidated damages, what happens when HR lacks payroll or time records, as well as strategies for estimating damages in settlement discussions, and how to handle damages issues at trial.

Ted Anderson to speak at ACI Wage Hour and Class Actions Conference

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D.  will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference

September 29-30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  Ted is speaking on the topic of “Donning and Doffing Post-Sandifer and the Current Status of the De Minimum Defense, and the latest on Other Pre/Post Shift Activities with a Spotlight on Security Screenings.”  For more information about his conference, visit the official website of theAmerican Conference Institute.