Broadcast Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The work-from-home setup has rapidly become a trend after businesses started shutting down due to the pandemic. Although telework can have upsides, remote work arrangements also present unique challenges for employers, particularly in the field of wage and hour law. Typical issues businesses are struggling with include claims of unpaid wages, timekeeping inaccuracies, and employee misclassification.

The widespread adoption of telework arrangements—either by necessity or by choice—has changed the employment landscape. This means that relevant wage-and-hour issues are also here to stay. It is therefore prudent that employers familiarize themselves with potential problem areas and increase their focus on legal compliance to mitigate class action risks.

In this LIVE webcast, employment litigation lawyers Ellen Connelly Cohen (Call & Jensen) and Jennifer A. Riley (Seyfarth Shaw LLP) will discuss how businesses should address the various wage-and-hour issues relating to remote workforce management. Ellen, who practices in California, will also discuss the unique requirements of California law that impact every business with employees in the Golden State. Speakers will also share the best compliance practices which companies can implement in light of the recent trends and developments.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Remote Workforce – Top Wage-and-Hour Issues
  • Strategic Monitoring of Remote Workers
  • Mitigating Class Action Risks
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • An Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of labor and employment laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Ellen Connelly Cohen , Senior Counsel
Call & Jensen

Ellen Connelly Cohen earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006. Ms. Cohen’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.

Ms. Cohen has litigated a broad array of employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Ms. Cohen represents corporate employers in single-plaintiff litigation as well as class actions and representative matters under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. She has successfully defended clients against charges of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities, unfair competition, wrongful termination, and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as a host of wage and hour claims.

Jennifer A. Riley, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

For more than two decades, Jennifer has defended companies faced with significant complex litigation matters. She regularly defends companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and other types of representative proceedings, ranging in size from dozens to tens of thousands of claims. As such, Jennifer works on the forefront of the developing law in an ever changing arena. She regularly develops strategies for navigating some of the largest challenges faced by corporate America today and counsels employers confronted with a range of complex employment law theories that span from claims of discrimination or sexual harassment to myriad types of alleged wage & hour violations.


Ellen Connelly CohenSenior Counsel

Call & Jensen


Jennifer A. RileyPartner

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Class & Collective Action Trends
  • Remote Work Issues
  • Best Practices
  • Key Defenses

Date & Time:

Friday, October 22, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


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Who Should Attend:

  • Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Payroll Officers


Ellen Connelly Cohen Senior Counsel
Call & Jensen
Jennifer A. RileyPartner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP



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