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    AK Wage and Hour Update: Alaska Supreme Court and Burden of Proof Developments for Exemptions

    Date: February 28, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    AK Wage and Hour Update:
    Alaska Supreme Court and Burden of Proof
    Developments for Exemptions

    For many years, the burden of proof to establish a wage and hour exemption in Alaska has been by the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard, the most difficult standard under law. It is almost impossible for employers to prevail in a wage and hour case in Alaska as a result. By contrast, nearly all other state and federal jurisdictions apply the “preponderance of the evidence” standard to analyze wage and hour exemptions. Recently, the Alaska Supreme Court accepted review for a case addressing whether prior case law should be overruled.

    This one-hour webinar will address all aspects to this issue that impacts employers in Alaska, and assist employers understand their rights and obligations under the law to promote compliance.

    Gregory Fisher is a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine, based in its Anchorage office. He practices general and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on appellate litigation, labor and employment law, business torts, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and computer security litigation. Gregory works with clients to avoid costly litigation whenever possible and helps them find creative solutions to business problems. 

    Admitted in 1991, Gregory has a broad range of experience in jury trials and appeals when litigation is necessary. He has represented clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings, and also presides as an arbitrator over various disputes by request or appointment.

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