Preemptive Business and Legal Strategies for Canadian Class Actions: The Latest Developments in Privacy and Employment Class Actions – and the Use of the “Preemptive Strike” Weapon

Frank C. Morris, Jr., Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, will present "The Latest Developments in Privacy and Employment Class Actions - and the Use of the 'Preemptive Strike' Weapon" at the Preemptive Business and Legal Strategies for Canadian Class Actions conference.

While the Canadian overtime pay cases make their way to appeal and corporations prepare for new actions in the privacy sphere, there is a new strategy that has is working well in U.S. overtime cases: the "preemptive strike" by employers against employees who may try to institute class actions against them. In this session, you will get the most up-to-date developments in employment class actions and privacy law, learning:

  • The key developments in Canadian pension and overtime cases
  • The latest ramifications of the Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes in the U.S. and its effect on class certification and class actions
  • Defense strategies for opposing a class and narrowing a class
  • The privacy cases: exploring the common issues in litigation against Facebook, Apple and other similar cases
  • The latest implications for privacy in the Banque Nationale du Canada case
  • Calculating damages and other relief in privacy cases—and the implications for costs if no damages have been suffered
  • How an aggressive preemptive strike strategy can present an out-of-the-box strategy for success
  • The various strategies that can be deployed as powerful tools in an employer's arsenal of litigation strategies
  • Dealing with an extortionate demand from an employee

For more information, please contact Mr. Morris.