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13th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00am-4:45pm

Hilton Glendale

100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA  91202

The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) presents a full‐day, advanced‐level seminar on wage and hour law. This high‐quality program will help plaintiffs’ attorneys stay abreast of this rapidly evolving practice area.  Panels will feature a survey of recent case law and legislative developments, state court and federal judges addressing their chief concerns in wage and hour litigation, a former high-ranking official from the Obama administration’s DOL and other workers’ rights advocates regarding the accomplishments of the past administration and what to anticipate at the DOL under Trump, litigating wage and hour claims for piece rate and commissioned employees, and best practices for getting the discovery needed to prosecute wage and hour claims.

Seminar Schedule


Emerging Trends and Case Updates
What can we expect for the next four years.

Moderator/Speaker: Jason Marsili (Posner & Rosen)
Speakers: Mariko Yoshihara (CELA Legislative Counsel & Policy Director)
  Gus May (Bet Tzedek)
Carol Vigne (Legal Aid at Work)


A Persistent Resistance Strategy
The Trump Administration Agenda for the DOL and Wage & Hour, and How We Can Still Win for Workers

Moderator/Speaker:  Catha Worthman (Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow)
Speakers: Winifred Kao (Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
  Elena Medina (SEIU)
  Patricia Shiu (former Director of Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Obama Administration)





Fool's Errand or Fish in a Barrel?  
Piece rate, commission, and trucking cases in 2017.

Moderator:                 Hunter Pyle (Hunter Pyle Law)
Speakers Michael Boyamian (Law Offices of Thomas W. Falvey)
  Jannah Manansala (Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld)

2:00pm to 3:15pm




Views from the Bench:
Recurring Issues and Best Practices in Litigating and Settling Wage and Hour Class Actions

Moderator:                 Aaron Kaufmann (Leonard Carder)
Speakers Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez (USDC, Central District)
  Hon. Brad Seligman (Alameda Superior Court





Discovery Truths: Alternative Fact-Checking and Other Winning Strategies

Moderator/Speaker:   Leonard Sansanowicz (Feldman Browne Olivares)   
Speakers Kevin Barnes (Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes)
  Jessica Riggin (Rukin Hyland LLP)


  • Included: Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments, plus e-materials.
  • Cancellation Policy: No refunds but substitutions allowed.
  • MCLE Credit Available: 6.25 hours
  • CELA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.



Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Seminar Planning Committee

Cornelia Dai
Aaron Kaufmann
Hunter Pyle
Leonard Sansanowicz


California Employment Lawyers Association   •   Phone: (818) 703-0587   •   Fax: (818) 703-0591