January 9 2018

2018 Employment Law Landscape (Sacramento)

Date & Time:

January 9, 2018 – Sacramento (Session 1)*

January 10, 2018 – Sacramento (Session 2)*

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as  they discuss important legal developments from 2017 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2018.

Program Highlights

  • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases
  • Developments in Harassment,
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December 8 2017

2018 Employment Law Update (San Francisco)

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2017 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2018.

Program Highlights

  • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases
  • Developments in Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law
  • Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Arbitration and Class Actions
  • NLRB

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December 14 2017

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Optional Supervisor Best Practices and Legal Compliance Training

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
 

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like:

  • An overview of sexual harassment laws
  • Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment
  • Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
  • Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”
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June 15 2017

"Saying It's So, Doesn't Make It So"- Independent Contractor v. Employee Status

Summary of Program

The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

Program Highlights

This informative webinar will cover the legal landscape of independent contractor status. Topics will include:

  • A summary of the various tests applied by federal and state agencies to determine independent contractor status;
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May 18 2017

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Optional Supervisor Best Practices and Legal Compliance Training

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: : $95/person

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.
The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like:

  • An overview of sexual harassment laws
  • Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment
  • Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
  • Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”
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April 20 2017

Are Your Exempt Employees Properly Classified? - It’s Not Just Based on Salary

 

Date: April 20, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Summary of Program

With the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits, the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt is clear. This seminar is designed to help employers and HR professionals gain a more thorough understanding of the various exemptions available under California law and learn how to conduct an exemption analysis in order to reduce potential liability.

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March 16 2017

"Slaying the PAGA Dragon" - Wage and Hour Compliance for Non-Exempt Employees

Date:  March 16, 2017

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Summary of Program

Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations.  The various federal and state wage and hour laws that govern the workplace can be difficult to understand. This seminar will discuss the nuts and bolts of wage and hour compliance for non-exempt employees in California.

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February 23 2017

“From Hiring to Firing” - The Life Span of the Employment Relationship

Date:  February 23, 2017

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Summary of Program

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this informative seminar that will discuss applicable laws and best practices to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers avoid liability when they hire, discipline, and terminate employees.

Program Highlights:

  • Lawful and effective job postings and interview questions
  • Effective policies,
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January 12 2017

The Ever-Developing Employment Law Landscape: 2016-2017 Legal Update- San Francisco

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as  they discuss important legal developments from 2016 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2017.

Program Highlights

  • New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases
  • Updates in Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law
  • Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Arbitration and Class Actions
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Transgender Employees
  • Choice of Law/Forum Selection Provisions

Date and Time
Wednesday,

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December 15 2016

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

Summary of Program

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like:

  • An overview of sexual harassment laws
  • Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment
  • Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
  • Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Training on the prevention of “abusive conduct”
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November 17 2016

Does Your Service Animal Need a Stand Up Desk? Discrimination and Accommodation of Employees, Customers and Third-Parties

 

Summary of Program

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this very informative training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers to both comply with legal record keeping requirements and also prepare and maintain effective defensive documentation.

Most business owners know that customers and employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability,

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October 13 2016

A Paperless World? All The Documentation You Still Need

 

Summary of Program

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this very informative training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers to both comply with legal record keeping requirements and also prepare and maintain effective defensive documentation.

Program Highlights:

  • Document retention under various federal and state laws.
  • Effective employment policies and other documents relating to the employment relationship (e.g.
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September 15 2016

The Life Span of the Employment Relationship: Hiring, Disciplining and Firing

 

Summary of Program
The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this informative seminar that will discuss recent cases to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers avoid liability and effectively hire employees as well as carry out disciplines and terminations. This seminar will cover:

• Lawful and effective job postings and interview questions.
• Tips for an effective and meaningful discipline process.

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August 18 2016

Oh Sh--! The Government is Knocking at Your Door

 

Summary of Program

There is no universal way to prepare for a governmental audit, investigation or inspection.  The employment laws governing your workplace have different compliance requirements and governmental agencies have different agendas and degrees of power. This seminar will include tips on whether, and how to, conduct a self audit; understanding the do’s and don’ts of  compliance; and best practices.

Program Highlights

  • Labor Commissioner Claims and Audits — Conduct Regular Self Audits to Avoid and/or Be Prepared for Claims and Agency Audits
  • EEOC/DFEH Investigations—Responding to Claims
  • EDD Audits — Misclassification Issues
  • USCIS/ICE Investigations—Complying with I-9 Requirements
  • CalOSHA—Steps to Take to Be Prepared for an Audit
  • Tips re: Government Audits and Physical Site Inspections
  • Policy Compliance Audit
  • HR Legal Compliance Audit

Date:  August 18,

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June 16 2016

Don’t be Clueless: The Essentials of Workplace Investigations

 

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Vida Thomas and Meagan Bainbridge) as they discuss the fundamentals of an effective workplace investigation.

Program Highlights

  • The duty to investigate
  • Determining who will do the investigation
  • Recognizing your own biases
  • Tips for conducting the investigation
    • Preparation
    • Conducting and documenting witness interviews
    • Analyzing the evidence and making credibility determinations
  • Writing the investigation report

Date and Time

Thursday,

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May 19 2016

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Summary of Program

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like:

  • An overview of sexual harassment laws
  • Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment
  • Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
  • Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Training on the prevention of “abusive conduct”
More
May 12 2016

Uber vs. The World: Redefining Independent Contractors in the Modern Day

Summary of Program

The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

Program Highlights

This informative webinar will cover the legal landscape of independent contractor status. Topics will include:

  • A summary of the various tests applied by federal and state agencies to determine independent contractor status;
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April 27 2016

Postponed: Don't Wipe Out On the IP Wave!

Summary of Program

Join attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property Group (Audrey Millemann and Jo Dale Carothers) for this 1 hour MCLE program.

Program Highlights

  • What is IP (trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets) and do your clients have any?
  • How to make sure your clients own and protect their IP.
  • How to enforce IP and challenge others’ IP.
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April 21 2016

Postponed: Don't Let Your IP Float Away in the Cloud!

Summary of Program

Join attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property Group (Jo Dale Carothers and Audrey Millemann) for this 1 hour MCLE program.

Program Highlights

  • Overview of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
  • Who owns the information in the Cloud?
  • How are Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets affected by the Cloud?
  • How private is your information in the Cloud?
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March 23 2016

Raising Capital for Startups

Summary of Program

Join a panel of Weintraub Tobin attorneys and Touchdown Ventures venture capitalists to discuss the preliminary work that must be done before looking for investment and the details of seed and A round financing.

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April 14 2016

Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

Summary of Program

Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. In addition, the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits, highlight the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt.

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March 17 2016

Even Keanu Can't Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

Summary of Program

Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.  California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various types of leave/accommodations available, who is eligible under what circumstances, how to interact with an employee on a leave, and what obligations an employer has when leave is exhausted.

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February 24 2016

ERISA Litigation Developments: Implications in 2016 and Beyond LIVE Webcast

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)Please join Brendan J. Begley in a two-hour LIVE Webcast.  A seasoned panel of thoughtful leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience with an in-depth discussion of the current issues in ERISA Litigation. For example, speakers will present their observations concerning the effects of Barboza v. California Association of Professional Firefighters, a significant opinion from the Ninth Circuit expected to impact how ERISA administrators are compensated and the manner in which plans can hold assets in trust.Course Fee: Registration is FREE for the first 30 registrants courtesy of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation. 

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February 4 2016

Weintraub Tobin Labor and Employment Group to Speak at AB 1513 Seminar

Weintraub Tobin will be joining a panel of speakers on February 4, 2016 at the AB 1513 Seminar on Critical Piece Rate Pay Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry. The panel will summarize AB 1513 and discuss how it will affect the construction industry. Visit the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) website for more information and to attend.

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February 18 2016

Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

Summary of Program

Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern the workplace. Untrained supervisors can take actions (or fail to take actions) that result in significant legal consequences for an employer. Come join the employment lawyers at Weintraub Tobin for a discussion of best practices for training supervisors and reducing the potential for liability.

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March 3 2016

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Vida Thomas and Lizbeth West) for this one-day, in-depth training on conducting effective workplace investigations:

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