Tips, Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Early Mediation of a Wage & Hour Claim: Expert Insights from the Mediators Themselves

January 30, 2015 11:05am

Michael W. Hawkins

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Susan N. Eisenberg

Akerman LLP

Aaron Reed
Partner
Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Tips, strategies and best practices for early and effective mediation of a wage & hour claim
  • Pre-mediation best practices: determining if your case is appropriate for mediation
  • Assessing when to pursue mediation
  • The roles of the various participants in a mediation
  • What should an early mediation focus on and what should each party do to best prepare?
  • How does the mediator view their role in the process?
  • How do the mediators value these cases?
  • Understanding each side’s perspectives and goals
  • Techniques for engaging in a successful mediation