Webinar: Overtime, Meal Periods, Wage Statements - Oh My! Non-Exempt Wage and Hour Compliance

On August 13, 2020 Weintraub attorneys Lukas Clary, Katie Collins and Zack Thompson discussed the nuts and bolts of wage and hour compliance for non-exempt employees in California.

Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Employers are often sued because of technical violations that occur simply because an employer is unaware of its legal obligations. 

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Webinar - Don't Get Nailed: Tips to Help Builders Avoid Lawsuits

On August 4, Weintraub Tobin lawyers Shauna Correia and Louis Gonzalez provided an overview of the most common types of lawsuits faced by builders and contractors – as well as possible new claims due to the COVID-19 health crisis – relating to employment, workplace safety, and construction contract disputes. This webinar was hosted by the North State Building Industry Association (BIA).

Please keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation and information is constantly being updated.

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Webinar - Reasonably Approaching Reasonable Accommodations: Don't Make it Harder Than it Already Is

Summary: 
Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons under California and/or Federal law. It is important for employers to understand these laws and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies interpret them, 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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WEBINAR: Main Street Lending Program

What is the Main Street Lending program, and how is it different than the PPP and other business loans?

On June 30, 2020, Justin Borrowdale and Dan Franklin of River City Bank discussed the Main Street program – what businesses are eligible, unique program features, and documentation needed.

Topics:
• Program Overview
• Borrower Eligibility
• Loan Terms and Documentation
• Borrower certifications,

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Webinar: Inoculating Against the Coming Spread of Employee Lawsuits Related to COVID-19

On June 17, 2020, employment attorneys Brendan Begley and Shauna Correia recorded this webinar discussing the different kinds of employment-related lawsuits that business owners may face as businesses reopen and employees return to work, including disability claims, wrongful termination claims, leave claims, and discrimination claims. They provided examples of personnel decisions that could increase the spread of each type of legal ailment, as well as prescriptions for best practices that employers may implement to inoculate themselves against such lawsuits.

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Webinar - Getting Back to Business: Building Your Net to Minimize Your Risk

On June 3, 2020,  Lizbeth (Beth) V. West was a panelist for the webinar Getting Back to Business: Building your Net to Minimize Risk, hosted by the Capital Region Family Business Center.

Summary:
A panel of business leaders shared their insights and experiences in bringing employees, vendors, and the public back to business. They detailed the steps to create a safe work environment, the psychological hurdles,

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Webinar: Staffing Your Restaurant for Reopening

Attorneys Lukas Clary and Shauna Correia are presenting a webinar hosted by the California Restaurant Association to help restaurant owners prepare for reopening.

As restaurants look forward to how their businesses will operate with limited service or hours, they will need to evaluate staffing needs and determine essential employees, as well as understand rights and risk factors for reassigning employees’ duties, reducing employee hours or wages, bringing back furloughed employees,

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Webinar: Estate Planning in 2020 - What You Need To Know About Estate Planning Now

On May 6, Kay Brooks and Allison Pedrazzi presented What You Need to Know About Estate Planning Now, hosted by the Capital Region Family Business Center.  This webinar covered important aspects of estate planning in 2020, including considerations highlighted by the current pandemic.

The presentation addressed:

  • Immediate steps you can take to benefit your family and enhance your estate plan
  • The key documents you want to have in place to protect yourself and your loved ones
  • New features that could improve your revocable living trust agreement
  • How to coordinate your estate plan with your business succession plan
  • Specific logistical challenges occurring now and how to address them

A recording of the webinar can be viewed on the Capital Region Family Business Center website.

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Webinar: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses - Five Things to Know and Do

On May 6, 2020, Weintraub attorneys Charles Post and James Kachmar held a straightforward discussion of insurance coverage issues and potential insurance company responses to business interruption and other claims arising from COVID-19. This program discussed the peculiarities of common policy language and coverage issues; provided a preview of possible responses from insurance companies to such claims; and explained pending legislation and court cases regarding insurance issues due to COVID-19.

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Webinar: The Employment Law Issues Trustees, Conservators, and other Fiduciaries Face

On Tuesday, April 28, Weintraub attorney Ryan E. Abernethy is presenting a webinar hosted by the California Lawyers Association.

Summary:
In fulfilling their fiduciary obligations, trustees, conservators, and other fiduciaries are often thrust into situations where they are required to act as an employer. From managing caretakers, issuing paychecks, and setting schedules to hiring and firing trust employees, this is perilous territory because California employers are saddled with a host of regulations they are expected to understand and follow precisely.

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