Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Download: Flyer – Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (1747805).PDF

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.

Program Highlights

  • an overview of sexual harassments 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; and
  • practical and inter-active hypotheticals and examples to help illustrate what sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation can look like.

Seminar Program
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Training

Cost: $75.00 per supervisor

Ramona Carrillo
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Weintraub Tobin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage, entrances on 4th and 5th Street.

Seminar: NLRB Update! What Every Employer Needs to Know About Unionization in America!

Now that the Presidential elections are ending, join our Labor and Employment Group and Evolve Partner Group for this important seminar on the National Labor Relations Board and their current focus. This is a critical issue for every employer in America.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Check-in 11:00 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Presentation begins at 12:00 p.m.


Brookside Country Club
3603 St. Andrews Dr.
Stockton 95219

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Upcoming Seminar: Accommodating Employees At Work: There’s More to It Than You Think

Summary of Program

Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons, most commonly due to an employee’s disability or medical condition. However, 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 an employer’s rights and obligations are regarding:

  • Engaging in the interactive process
  • Providing reasonable accommodations

Program Highlights

This informative seminar will cover the many accommodations employers and HR Professionals may be forced to consider, who should be accommodated, and how to engage in an interactive process to determine an appropriate accommodation. Topics will include:

  • How to determine who is entitled to an accommodation;
  • How to engage in the interactive process and how to know when to initiate the initial discussion;
  • The various protected classes and/or activities entitling an employee to an accommodation—including things like disability, religion, and illiteracy, to name a few;
  • How to effectively document the accommodation; and
  • Recent developments in accommodation law.

Seminar Program

9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Seminar

Approved for 2 hours MCLE credit; HRCI credits available upon request.

There is no charge for this seminar.


Ramona Carrillo

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.

Sacramento, CA 95814


Upcoming Seminar: Social Networking – Computers, the Internet and the Workplace

Summary of Program:

Social networking sites such as MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have become more and more popular over the last several years. Employees are communicating with one another (as well as current and potential customers) using these sites, posting their daily thoughts and activities and uploading photos. It is important for employers and HR professionals to understand both the employer’s and the employee’s rights and obligations when the use of these sites actually, or potentially, impacts the workplace and/or the employment relationship.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Employer’s use of employee’s social media information versus the employee’s right to privacy.
  • Protection of employer’s Confidential and Proprietary Information.
  • Potential employer liability for employee’s on-line conduct.
  • The importance of effective Electronic Use and Social Media policies.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

There is no charge for this seminar

Approved for 3 hours MCLE Credit; HRCI credits available upon request


Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611

Parking validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage.

Upcoming Webinar: FSMA Made Simple: Strategic & Tactical Approaches In Preparing For New Regulations

Attorneys Lee Smith and Alden Parker will present at an upcoming webinar: “FSMA Made Simple: Strategic and Tactical Approaches In Preparing for New Regulations” at 2 p.m. August 14.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will have knowledge of how to realistically analyze the effects of FSMA regulations on their operations and build an action plan of next steps for their company.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) presents a daunting collection of both newly enforced and proposed regulations impacting food processors. While some of the regulations, are in effect now and must be carefully managed, other FSMA components like the Preventive Controls regulation are still in the proposal phase. Talking heads are advising us to go full-steam forward with implementing these regulations in processing operations, and there are FSMA products and services already being offered. Given this current situation, what is a practical and realistic strategy to minimize risk and regulatory action against your company, while controlling costs and running efficient operations?

During this webinar, we will address this dilemma by looking at strategic and tactical responses that can help us “wrap our arms” around the new FSMA regulations. We will briefly review the details of new requirements, and then jump into how to manage compliance at both a corporate and plant level. An important tool for analyzing the impact of these regulations and developing an action plan is gap assessment. Examples of how to conduct gap assessments for the whistle blower protection, records requirements, and preventive controls rules will be presented.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Regulations
    • Who does it apply to?
    • Why was it created?
    • What is now in effect that will impact my company and what is pending?
  • Currently Implemented FSMA FDA rules
    • Registration, Re-registration, Suspension of Registration
    • Inspection Frequencies and Record Access
    • Administrative Detention
    • Recall Authority
    • Fees: Recalls, Re-inspection
    • Whistleblower Provision
    • Imports
  • Proposed Regulations For Food Processors: Preventive Controls
  • Strategic Planning for FSMA Compliance
    • Executive and Management Team Roles
    • Controlling Risk for the Company
    • Developing a Road Map for Implementation
    • Gauging FSMA Impact on Company through Gap Assessment
    • Example GAP Assessments: Whistleblower Provision, Record Requirements, and Preventive Controls
  • Tactical Response to FSMA
    • Corporate Programs
    • Factory Systems
  • Best Practices and Pointers to Control Costs
    • What products and services are essential and legitimate for FSMA?
    • What really requires immediate implementation?
  • Building a FSMA Action Plan to Guide Our Next Steps
  • Questions and Answers Session

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Executive management team
  • Regulatory compliance managers
  • Executive Quality and Food Safety managers
  • Legal counsel
  • Plant manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Company owners
  • Food safety and HACCP Manager
  • Consultants

Presenter–Jeff Kronenberg
Jeff Kronenberg, M.S., is Extension Food Processing Specialist with the University of Idaho, School of Food Science. Over the past 30 years he has held positions in operations and corporate quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, AIB International, and University of Idaho. Jeff has worked with numerous company and supplier processing operations in developing, training, and implementing quality, food safety and HACCP systems. Through his industry affiliations, Jeff has worked with, and audited, food manufacturing and distribution companies across the United States in the areas of product quality, food safety, and HACCP. Over the past 12 years, he has spearheaded the introduction of Lean Manufacturing to the food industry in Idaho. Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Microbiology from Cornell University. He holds HACCP certifications through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (Seafood HACCP Trainer), the American Society for Quality (HACCP Auditor), International HACCP Alliance, and Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF Consultant). Jeff also holds a Lean Knowledge Certificate from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Presenter–Lee N. Smith, attorney
Lee is a shareholder of Weintraub Tobin in Sacramento and Fresno. His practice includes Prop 65 and Food Safety issues, land use regulation and development, environmental compliance, water law and litigation. Lee will address the FSMA record-keeping requirements.

Presenter–Alden J. Parker, attorney

Alden is a shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin. His employment practice includes defending employers in all areas of employment law. He has extensive experience defending against sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage & hour class action litigation in both federal and state courts. Alden will address employment issues relating to FSMA including important whitsleblower regulations.

To register, visit the Food Seminar International Website.

Weintraub Tobin In-Person Events Suspended During COVID-19 Pandemic

Weintraub Tobin in-person events have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are actively connecting with our clients and communities online and are working to provide timely and informative updates on this evolving situation.  Our COVID-19 resources and links are being collected here.

We wish you the best through these difficult times.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Creating a Healthy Workplace: OSHA, IIPP and Workplace Violence

Download: OSHA Flyer.pdf

Summary of Program

Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe
working conditions. However, the federal and state statutes and
regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand. This seminar
is designed to remove some of the mystery from federal and state OSHA
requirements and assist you in your compliance.

Program Highlights

  • Implement a compliant and effective Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).
  • Avoid enormous Cal/OSHA fines and hassles by regularly assessing your organization’s IIPP, training your employees, and shoring up weaknesses in your safety practices.
  • Better understand what OSHA regulations apply to your industry so you won’t be caught off guard if and when accidents occur.
  • Use effective preventive measures to keep your employees and customers safe from threats of workplace violence.
  • Recognize the warning signs that indicate an employee is capable of violence and how to respond.

Seminar Program

9:00 am Registration and Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:30 am Seminar

Approved for 2 hours MCLE credit. This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review. There is no charge for this seminar.


Ramona Carrillo
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814

916.558.6046 |

SEMINAR: Retaliation, Whistleblowing and Wrongful Termination Claims All Employers Should Avoid

Download: Retaliation and Whistleblowing.pdf

Summary of Program:

Exposure to retaliation claims in the workplace today is like exposure to second-hand smoke in the workplace in the 1960s – it’s everywhere but few people understand the danger.

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this very important training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers understand the ins-and-outs of retaliation, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination claims.

The topics that will be discussed include, for example:

  • Who is a “whistleblower” and under what law?
  • What type of conduct can constitute “retaliation” and under what law?
  • What constitutes “wrongful termination?”
  • Did the employee quit or was [s]he “constructively terminated” (What does that mean?)
  • Can an “at-will” employee be wrongfully terminated?
  • Steps to avoid retaliation, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination claims: effective policies, training, and documentation


Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking validation provided – please park in the Wells Fargo Center garage.

Seminar Program

9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Seminar

Approved for 2.0 hours MCLE credit;
HRCI credits available upon request.
There is no charge for this seminar.


Ramona Carrillo
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814