Trucking Litigation Defense: Where Employment Issues Trip up Your Clients (WEB)(CA)

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Litigation in the trucking industry is widespread and often difficult to defend.  This one-hour webinar recording lays out the employment related issues you face when defending your trucking clients. This program was recorded in 2015.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introductions
  • Misclassification—independent contractors v. employees
    • Breakdown of applicable law
    • Discussion of recent cases and application of law
  • Hours of service regulations
    • Breakdown of the law
    • How to—basic calculation of HOS and logs
  • State wage laws for Meal and Rest Breaks (FAAA preemption)
    • Breakdown of the law
    • Discussion of recent cases
  • EEOC and the Trucking Industry
    • What does the law require?
    • Trends in the trucking industry re: diversity and inclusion


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Noelle M. Natoli-Duffy, Esq.

Clark Hill, PLC

Noelle M. Natoli is a Member in Clark Hill’s Los Angeles office. Noelle prides herself on her ability to listen directly to her clients’ needs and navigate complex litigation for the clients’ business benefit. She excels in the courtroom and with clients by focusing on the importance of issues and the relationship between the insured and insurer.

Noelle’s principal areas of practice are transportation and elder abuse, with extensive experience from pre-litigation investigation and emergency response to post-trial law and motion in both areas. She has tried several cases and mediated more than two hundred cases. Successfully defending a multi-million dollar elder abuse case in Washington, Noelle’s efforts significantly reduced settlement below policy limits.

Clients who retain Noelle’s elder abuse services include long term care facilities, nursing homes, adult family homes, residential care facilities, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and employees of nursing facilities. Her transportation clients include owner-operators, independent contractors, and both large and small trucking companies. Noelle has served as national counsel for a transportation insurance company, and currently provides consultancy for a national long term care risk retention group.

As a seasoned litigator with a hunger for diversity in practice, Noelle also has extensive experience in product liability defense where she puts her tenacity and great investigative skills to work to determine unique ways to reduce plaintiff’s damages and expedite resolution.

Noelle serves on the steering committee of the Defense Research Institute’s Trucking Law Committee and on the board of the Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles. She is also a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association in which she proudly chairs the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. She is also a member of several other organizations including the Transportation Lawyers’ Association, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Louis C. Klein, Esq.
Foley & Mansfield

Louis C. Klein works as a partner with businesses and management in finding resolutions to workplace and employee issues and problems before they escalate to litigation. He is an experience trial attorney and when diplomacy fails, he routinely engages in First Line Defense related to employee complaints. His clients come from a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, real estate, security, education, government, transportation and computer and technology.

Mr. Klein has practiced labor and employment law since 1997, defending clients in notable cases such as whistleblowing retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination, and wage and hour claims. He is experienced in all aspects of employment counseling, litigation, workplace investigation, case management, settlement and mediation practice, and trial practice. In addition, he is often asked to speak and write about labor and employment topics for statewide publications, professional conferences and the like.

Mr. Klein has first-chaired trials and arbitrations, and he has represented clients in numerous mediations. He has also participated in administrative proceedings before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), and the California Labor Commissioner. Mr. Klein provides advice and counseling on day-to-day employment law issues, including discipline and termination, wage and hour issues, employment contracts for employees and key executives, and other transactional/employment business advice.

Mr. Klein provides employment training and conducts investigations in the workplace of harassment and discrimination complaints, whether filed internally, with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He assists and advises clients on reducing the risks of employee lawsuits, including the drafting of employment documents, handbooks, and policy and procedures manuals.




Audio Course and Materials Package – Download only: $169

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.0 units of general CLE in California.

Please note: Our recorded webinars are self-study only. Participatory credits are not available for this program.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.


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Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

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Recorded in 2015.