Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefing Series: Avoiding Collective And Class Action Lawsuits Under The Fair Labor Standards Act And The New York Labor Law (February 2008)

January 23, 2008

Who Should Attend
While these programs are designed for attorneys responsible for labor and employment law issues within a corporate environment, they also will be of value to both general practitioners and Human Resource professionals.

CLE Credit
1.5 CLE Professional Practice Credits; 0.5 CLE Ethics Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. Each program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

PHR and SPHR Credit
Approval is pending for recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for this program. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Understanding which Employees are "similarly situated"
  • Identifying the Most Common Violations
  • Implementing Safeguards to Avoid Exposure
  • Reviewing Recent Litigation and Lessons Learned
  • Ethical Considerations


is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (B.A., 1992) and St. John's University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997) where he was a member of the American Bankruptcy Law Review (1993-1994).

Mr. Ho exclusively represents management in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law, with specific experience in wage and hour matters including the FLSA and the New York State Labor Law; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; FMLA; discrimination claims; federal and state Department of Labor audits; collective bargaining and workplace investigations. He served as a prosecutor with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he prosecuted numerous FLSA and OSHA cases and was part of the litigation team that recovered approximately $4 million under the FLSA on behalf of New York State Environmental Conservation Officers. Mr. Ho's practice often includes assisting employers with conducting internal wage and hour audits and Labor Department compliance audits.

RICHARD G. KASS is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1985), where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Kass has practiced exclusively in the field of Labor and Employment Law on behalf of management for more than 20 years. He represents a wide range of employers in such industries as civil engineering, printing, manufacturing, retail, catering, and education. His practice encompasses all aspects of Labor and Employment Law, in both the private and public sectors.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, engaging in collective bargaining, and counseling clients on a variety of workplace issues, Mr. Kass has trained hundreds of managers and supervisors in preventing workplace harassment. Bar associations and management groups have asked him to lecture on such topics as employee discipline, wage and hour regulations, the investigation of alleged workplace misconduct, and the drafting and enforcement of noncompetition agreements.

MARK N. REINHARZ is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S., 1980) and Boston University School of law (J.D., 1984), where he was named a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar.

Mr. Reinharz' practice covers collective bargaining, arbitration, employment discrimination and litigation, wage-hour matters, ERISA, and OSHA. He also provides management training on a variety of subjects, including the prevention of sexual harassment. Mr. Reinharz serves on the editorial board of The Employment Law Strategist, a monthly newsletter published by Leader Publications, a division of the New York Law Publishing Company.