San Francisco Partner Cheryl Orr spoke at the American Conference Institute's 12th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions in New York May 23 and 24.

In-house counsel, private practice lawyers and renowned judges from the wage and hour litigation sphere convened at the event, which included a cocktail reception hosted by the firm on May 23.

Cheryl, co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, contributed to a panel talk titled, "Exempt or Non-Exempt: Defending Against the New Wave of Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims and Ensuring Proper Employee Classifications."  The panel examined several topics, including the determination of exemption status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), common FLSA misclassifications, joint employment exemption concerns and the industries most affected by the claims and classifications.