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Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:48 PM

Jill Benson to Discuss Employment Law Changes with NCASP Members

Womble Carlyle attorney Jill Benson will be a speaker at the 2012 North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals (NCASP) Annual Training Conference, to be held May 17-19 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

Benson has been a regular speaker at the NCASP Annual Training Conference in recent years, speaking on a variety of employment law compliance topics. This year, she will discuss recent changes in employment law that will affect NCASP members. Benson’s presentation takes place Saturday, May 19th.

Womble Carlyle is a Bronze Sponsor of the event.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:38 PM

Career GPS for In-House Counsel

Womble Carlyle Chief Leadership and Executive Development Officer Vandana Allman will participate in a discussion of “Career GPS for In-House Counsel” with members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA). The luncheon takes place from noon-2 p.m. on Feb. 29th at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The “Career GPS For In-House Counsel” presentation will provide a guidance system for in-house counsel who want to design and implement professional-growth routes that will help them reach their destination as quickly and efficiently as possible.

WMACCA’s Career GPS for In-House Counsel is 12-2 p.m. Feb. 29 at Tysons Corner Marriott http://bit.ly/yzHfMJ. Register today.

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Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:54 AM

Federal Courts Increasingly Unhappy with Proposed FLSA Settlements

Federal courts are increasingly unhappy with proposed settlements of FLSA collective actions in which attorneys’ fees are disproportionate to the back pay for plaintiffs and “class” members, as the attached decision out of the Southern District of Florida demonstrates. Such cases are not conducive to percentage contingent fee arrangements in any event, but where, as here, the suggested fee was three times the aggregate back pay, Judge Donald Graham threw a flag and ordered a replay.


Southern District of Florida Settlement (pdf)

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