LADR Bulletins

FLSA Collective Actions

Posted by LADR on Jan 13th, 2014 in Class Action Mediation

I have used Katy Miller as a mediator in FLSA collective actions and have always had a positive experience with her mediation services. Although the cases involved numerous complex issues and parties, she always had a strong command of the facts and legal issues and masterfully facilitated resolution of the cases. Steven W. Moore, Managing […]

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Prepare Your Client for the Mediation

Posted by LADR on Jan 13th, 2014 in Employment Mediation

Perhaps the most critical, yet most overlooked, piece of preparing for the mediation is preparing your client for the mediation session. In most cases, even representatives of corporate defendants have never gone through something like this, and individual employees rarely have. Take the necessary time to be certain that the client understands the purpose of […]

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Be Mindful of Your Audience in Mediation

Posted by LADR on Jan 13th, 2014 in Employment Mediation

There is a Settlement Value of your case that is different from the Trial Value. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is that the audience is different. In mediation, you are not speaking to a judge or a jury, and your client is not the main audience. As a plaintiff’s […]

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How Does EPLI Coverage Impact the Mediation?

Posted by LADR on Jan 13th, 2014 in Employment Mediation

Normally, EPLI covers claims made against the company, its directors, officers and all employees. Normally, it covers claims made by employees for employment practice violations, including loss for back and front pay, and compensatory damages. Wage and hour claims and ERISA claims are typically excluded from coverage, although the cost of defense may be covered. […]

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