Essentials of FLSA Litigation and Compliance (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 12/31/2023


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the January 2021 webcast, Essentials of FLSA Litigation and Compliance.

Topics Covered

Understanding and effectively handling wage and hour issues

  • Differentiate between employees and independent contractors (and understand why that’s important!)
  • Learn about Part 541 white collar exemptions
  • Gain insight into the proper mechanics of an FLSA settlement
  • Understand the law of joint employment, including latest developments

Wage and hour issues continue to be one of the hottest topics in the business and employment field. Lawsuits from employees are on the rise, and so are government audits targeting employers for potential wage and hour violations. Whether you are a management-side attorney, a plaintiff’s attorney, or just an occasional adviser to a business, this program is imperative for your practice.

Seasoned employment practitioners Mark Papadopoulos and Tom Spiggle provide an efficient overview of the most important aspects of current Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance and litigation. They will offer insight on the following topics:

  • Misclassification issues
  • Employee versus independent contractor
  • Joint employment
  • Part 541 white collar exemptions
  • Mechanics of settlement
  • Department of Labor initiatives
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Mark E. Papadopoulos, Potomac Law Group / Washington, DC
With an expertise in employment law, Mark Papadopoulos has over 20 years of experience litigating cases and advising clients of various sizes on matters from the complex to the routine. Mr. Papadopoulos frequently provides advice and counsel to clients on matters such as internal complaint investigations, personnel policies, payroll compliance, employee disability and leave issues, and other human resources compliance matters.  He presents seminars on the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and related wage and hour topics.

Mr. Papadopoulos’s expertise in wage and hour law began with his six-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Labor (2002-2008) during a period in which the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations, and the child labor regulations were all rewritten. From 2005 to 2008, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards where he assisted on a full range of wage and hour matters including federal rulemakings, legal guidance documents such as Wage and Hour Opinion Letters and the Field Operations Handbook, and overall enforcement policy. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Papadopoulos practiced for three years in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of Labor where he rendered legal advice and litigated cases on behalf of the Department, including at the federal appellate level.

Mr. Papadopoulos began his career practicing law for several years at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher after a one-year clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

J. Thomas Spiggle, The Spiggle Law Firm / Arlington                         
In 2009, Tom Spiggle founded the Spiggle Law Firm, which has offices in Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD, and helps individuals facing difficult workplace issues. The firm focuses on employment law, helping protect the rights of workers facing discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination in the workplace. Before starting the Spiggle Law Firm, he worked as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey in the U.S. House of Representatives, held positions at several private law firms, and served as an Assistant United States Attorney. He is author of the book You’re Pregnant?  You’re Fired: Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace, and is a contributing writer for Forbes. He is also regularly featured in top national media outlets, sharing his views on the latest issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination in the workplace.

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