Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation Training


Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation Training

Recorded On 08/11/2020


In recent years, we have seen a dramatic rise in Employment Law disputes, exacerbated recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, #MeToo Movement, a proliferation of wage and hour claims, among other reasons. To achieve a quicker, more cost effective resolution of the matters, we have also seen a substantial increase in the number of employment-related matters being resolved through mediation, often times with courts’ encouragement.

This training program will instruct you on the substantive information and techniques needed to manage and resolve employment-related disputes, taught by an All-Star faculty.


The program will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction
  • Anti-discrimination Statutes (Title VII, ADEA, EPA, NYC & NYS HRL; ADA; FMLA)
  • Sexual Harassment and Gender
  • Participant Perspectives: Employer; Employee; Mediator
  • Mediation Cross-Cultural Competency Skills
  • Damages, Remedies and Relief
  • Overview of Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Hospitality
  • Classification of Employees
  • Virtual Mediation: Key Issues and Considerations
  • Damages Calculations
  • The Low Wage Worker Experience
  • Practical Tips: Handling Emotions at the Mediation
  • Mediation Agreements and Concluding the Case
  • Tips on Mediating Wage and Hour Cases
  • Tips on Impasse-Breaking in Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation
  • Ethical Issues Arising in Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation



Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s ADR Committee; Elan Weinreb, Christopher Fladgate, Co-Chairs, Nelson Timken, Vice-Chair Planning Committee Grand Coordinators: Theo Cheng, ADR Office of Theo Cheng; Michael Starr, Michael Starr Mediation Services;  Planning Committee Segment Leads: Jess Bunshaft and Hon. Marilyn Genoa, Synergist Mediation;Amanda Fugazy, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP; Louis Pechman and Laura Rodriguez, Pechman Law Group, PLLC; Stephen Sonnenberg, JAMS; Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator, EDNY

Faculty: Marjorie E. Berman, Krantz & Berman; Vivian Berger, Mediator and Nash Professor of Law Emerita, Columbia University School of Law; Cynthia L. Boyce, Cynthia L. Boyce andAssociates; Jess Bunshaft, Synergist Mediation; Theo Cheng, ADR Office of Theo Cheng; Jeanne M. Christensen, Wigdor LLP; David Colodny, Catholic Migration Services; Gianfranco J. Cuadra, Pechman Law Group, PLLC; Cyrus E. Dugger, The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC; Regina E. Faul, Phillips Nizer LLP; Tana Forrester, Kessler Matura P.C.; Amanda Fugazy, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP; Hon. Marilyn Genoa, Synergist Mediation; Cherelle I. Glimp, DLA Piper; Elizabeth Gorman, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP; Kristina T.Grimshaw, Florentino & Grimshaw LLC; Maria Hanford, Hanford Law Group; Prof. Chaumtoli Huq, CUNY School of Law; Garrett Kaske, Kessler Matura P.C.; Troy Kessler, Kessler Matura P.C.; Michael Kreitman, Macy’s; Tiffany Ma,Young & Ma, LLP; Marijana Matura, Kessler Matura P.C.; Patrick Michael McKenna, Arbitration and Mediation; Raymond Nardo, The Law Office of Raymond Nardo; Rick Ostrove, Leeds Brown Law, P.C.; Evan Parness, DLA Piper; Louis Pechman, Pechman Law Group, PLLC; Laura Rodriguez, Pechman Law Group, PLLC; Vivien B. Shelanski, JAMS; Stephen Sonnenberg, JAMS; Michael Starr, Michael Starr Mediation Services; Nelson Timken, Vice Chair, NYCLA’s ADR Committee; Noel P. Tripp, Jackson Lewis; Elan Weinreb, The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC; Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator, EDNY; Ilan Weiser, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP; Michael D. Yim, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP; Giulio Zanolla, Zanolla Mediation


Original Tape Date: August 11, 12, 14, 2020


15.5 NY CLE Credits; 1 Ethics, 13.5 Skills, 1 DIEB


All Programs include 1 Affirmation and 1 Evaluation Form, and Course Materials.

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Online Videos contain CLE codes that you must type into a supplied online affirmation form. Submit the online affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch the video as soon as possible.

We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current.

Course Materials: You can download course materials on the Online Video webpage.

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