October 24 2019

Women Leadership in San Diego Intellectual Property

Attorney Jo Dale Carothers speaks at the Women Leadership in San Diego Intellectual Property event on Thursday, October 24, organized by the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

Please join us as the panelists provide their thoughts and perspectives about the past, present, and future of careers within the San Diego, intellectual property community.

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2019
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Knobbe Martens LLP, 12790 El Camino Real,

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November 6 2019

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and 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 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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November 20 2019

Mini Law School for HR Professionals

On Wednesday, November 20, Weintraub attorney Ryan Abernethy will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Mini Law School for HR Professionals.

Program Description
A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business;

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October 3 2019

Human Resource Law from A to Z

 

Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia is presenting at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) Seminar titled Human Resource Law from A to Z. The two-day seminar is a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting HR departments.

The seminar provides CLE credits in multiple states and is held at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel in Pasadena, California.

For more information or to register, please visit NBI’s website here.

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December 3 2019

Business Transitions Seminar

 

Summary of Event:

Join us for an educational event to learn more about planning a successful business transition.  The Business Transitions Seminar will feature a CEO panel of business owners who have been through or are currently going through a transition such as a sale, merger, company reorganization, or generational transfer.  A second panel of professional advisors will discuss working with business owners and principals to make a successful transition.

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October 17 2019

Tips and Tools for Surviving the Employment Relationship

 

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 reduce the risk of liability when they interview, hire, discipline, and terminate employees.  Join us for an overview of relevant topics covering the life-span of the employment relationship.

 

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October 2 2019

Human Resource Law from A to Z

 

On Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Human Resource Law from A to Z.

Program Description:
A Comprehensive Overview of the Issues Affecting HR Departments

Get a handle on the complicated issues that arise in the day-to-day operations of any human resources department! This extensive two-day course covers all of the hot-button issues that every HR professional should know,

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October 15 2019

Hot Tax Topics for Corporate Counsel

 

Aman Badyal Will Be Presenting “Hot Tax Topics for Corporate Counsel” to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Summary:
A quick high-level summary of important new or revised tax rules corporate counsel should be aware of and how they can impact your company.  Topics will include:  How to use Qualified Opportunity Zones to defer and/or avoid taxes on capital gains; potential strategies to reduce U.S. federal income taxes on foreign income;

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October 1 2019

Andrew D. McCarthy & Jon E. Ancona to Present "Keeping it Clean: Legal & Financial Essentials for Clean Tech Startup Companies"

 

Weintraub attorneys Andrew D. McCarthy and Jon E. Ancona will be joined by Raymond A. Loyd and Jason Peterson with Ernst & Young to present a CleanStart workshop in Sacramento on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Keeping it Clean: Legal & Financial Essentials for Clean Tech Startup Companies

Summary:
Getting off to a good start with the legal and financial side of your startup is key to your future success.

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November 18 2019

Lizbeth (Beth) V. West will be speaking at AWI’s Sacramento Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

 

Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) is holding its Sacramento Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar on Monday, November 18, 2019.

 

Summary:
This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to conduct impartial investigations of allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence,

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September 19 2019

Top 10 Things Employers Do (or Don't Do) to Get Sued

 

Summary of Program

Managing employees in California is not easy, and the state’s many employment laws are complicated and confusing. Learn how to protect your organization by avoiding some of the most common mistakes that lead to employee lawsuits.

Program Highlights

  • An overview of hot employment topics
  • Understanding employee and employer rights and obligations under various laws
  • Recognizing the common actions (or inactions) that can give rise to liability
  • Tips and strategies for avoiding employment liability

Date
Thursday,

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September 17 2019

SCBA Probate & Estate Planning Section Boot Camp

 

Weintraub attorneys Carlena Tapella, Kelly Dankbar, and Leslie Kolafa will be speaking on the topic of “Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees” at the 2019 Probate Litigation Boot Camp sponsored by the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Event: 2019 Probate Litigation Boot Camp
When: Tuesday, September 17, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Sacramento County Bar Association, 425 University Avenue, Suite 120, Sacramento, 

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August 15 2019

FEI Development Session: The Do's and Don'ts of an Effective Workplace Investigation

 

Join Weintraub Tobin on Thursday, August 15, 2019, as it hosts the Sacramento Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) for an important training and development session on The Do’s and Don’ts of an Effective Workplace Investigation. The training will be conducted by Weintraub Tobin attorney-investigators Lizbeth “Beth” West and Meagan Bainbridge. The training is open to all financial executives whether or not they are members of FEI.

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August 23 2019

Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know

 

On Friday, August 23, Weintraub attorneys Josh Escovedo and Justin Borrowdale will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Identify Concealed Risk and Strategically Negotiate Liability.

NBI Program Description
Go beyond the “nuts and bolts” and explore business contracts at an advanced level. Our skilled attorney faculty will demonstrate how to take vital contract language, terms, conditions and clauses,

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July 26 2019

Independent Contractor, Joint Employment Misclassification Litigation San Francisco

Lizbeth Beth West

Weintraub Shareholder and chair of Labor and Employment Group,  Lizbeth (Beth) V. West, will be speaking at an upcoming Bridgeport Continuing Education event.

 

 

 

Summary of Program

California Employers and Litigators have wrestled for years over how to classify independent contractors and employees and which employees are exempt. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court has provided guidance in regards to independent contractor/employee classification with the adoption of the ABC test for determining how to classify an employee or independent contractor.

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July 18 2019

Accommodating Employees: It's Even More Complicated!

 

Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability or medical condition. It is important for employers to understand and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies define accommodations, as well as learn what their rights and obligations are regarding: (1) engaging in the interactive process;

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June 13 2019

The Leave Law Matrix: It's Complicated

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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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May 9 2019

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and 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 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 13 2019

Third Annual Jimmy Kvarme Tribute and Fundraiser

 

In January of 2017, the Weintraub Tobin and Park Terrace Swim and Tennis communities lost a cherished member, Jimmy Kvarme, to cancer. Jimmy grew up swimming and playing tennis at Park Terrace, and now Park Terrace dedicates its annual tennis tournament to Jimmy’s memory and to raise money to support the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Montana Academy Foundation, and local high school tennis teams.

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April 18 2019

It's Time to Investigate: The Importance of Effective Investigations

 

Join attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Lizbeth [“Beth”] West and Meagan Bainbridge) for a hands-on training where they will discuss the fundamentals of an effective workplace investigation. Examples of topics to be discussed include:

  • The duty to investigate
  • Selecting the right investigator
  • The importance of clear investigative scope
  • Conducting effective witness interviews
  • Synthesizing facts and assessing credibility
  • Recognizing and eliminating biases and moral judgments
  • The components of a meaningful investigation report

Who should attend:

  • In-house HR Professionals
  • In-house EEO Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Licensed Private Investigators

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March 14 2019

Non-Exempt Employees: Watching the Clock

 

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 28 2019

Exempt Status: More Than Just a Salary

 

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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February 7 2019

Independent Contractors v. Employees: Do Independent Contractors Still Exist?

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. In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that made independent contractor status even harder to establish under some circumstances –

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February 23 2019

Brendan Begley Presents at Employment Litigation 2019

 

Brendan Begley will be speaking at The Rutter Group and the California Judges Association’s Employment Litigation 2019: Facing Workplace Realities in Divisive Times on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.

Highlights include Sexual Harassment and Retaliation, Wage and Hour, PAGA, New California Rules of Professional Conduct (eff. 11/1/18), A Conversation with Calif. Supreme Court Justices Ming W. Chin and Leondra R. Kruger.

Brendan spearheads the firm’s Appeals and Writs group and is a member of the firm’s labor and employment,

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January 22 2019

Live Webcast: Addressing and Identifying Challenges in Patenting Machine Learning Algorithms

Jo Dale Carothers, Ph. D. and Shareholder at Weintraub Tobin, will speak at the upcoming Knowledge Group webcast entitled “Addressing and Identifying Challenges in Patenting Machine Learning Algorithms.”

Jo Dale Carothers, Ph.D.

Date and Time:
The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 12:00 Pacific/3:00 Eastern.

About the topic:

The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological developments such as machine learning algorithms have fundamentally changed traditional processes in today’s society.

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January 23 2019

2019 Employment Law Update in San Francisco

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019.

2019 Employment Law Update

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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January 8 2019

2019 Employment Law Update - Sacramento

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019.

2019 Employment Law Update

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

Date &

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November 8 2018

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and 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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September 21 2018

They've Asked for What?!? Avoiding the Trips and Traps of Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Employees

Summary of Program

 

Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability or medical condition. It is important for employers to understand and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies define accommodations, as well as learn what their rights and obligations are regarding: (1) engaging in the interactive process; and (2) providing reasonable accommodations.

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August 21 2018

Pay Correctly Now or Pay More Later: All You Need to Know About Wage and Hour Laws

Summary of Program

Wage and hour lawsuits and claims filed with the Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner 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. Other times, employers make the mistake of treating an employee as exempt from Wage Orders and Labor Code laws, when in fact the employee does not qualify.

This seminar will help employers understand and comply with wage and hour laws in California.

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August 14 2018

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and 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 13 2018

Are You Allowed to Ask That? Effective Employment Policies from Hiring to Firing

Are You Allowed to Ask That? Effective Employment Policies from Hiring to Firing
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 reduce the risk of liability when they interview, hire, discipline, and terminate employees. Join us for an overview of relevant topics covering the life-span of the employment relationship.

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April 19 2018

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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March 6 2018

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Fiduciary's Guide to the Attorney-Client Privilege

Summary of Program

As a fiduciary, you may think that all of your communications with your attorney are confidential.  While communications between an attorney and his or her client are generally protected by the attorney-client privilege, in the trustee context, it is the office of the trustee, not the individual who is acting as trustee, that is the client.  As a result, if a trustee resigns or is removed from office, all of the confidential attorney-client communications will pass to the successor trustee.

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February 15 2018

You Aren't In Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: A Common Sense Method of Complying with California's New Fair Pay Act

Summary of Program

For decades the California Equal Pay Act has prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work. On October 6, 2015, Governor Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358), which strengthened the Equal Pay Act in a number of ways.  Then, on September 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed two other bills into law – SB 1063 which added race and ethnicity as protected categories under the Fair Pay Act,

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