Employment Law Update: 2011—A Year in Review: 2012—A Tough Year Ahead

Summary of Program:

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Genshlea Chediak’s Employment Law Group for an exhilarating morning (ok … that’s code for an adrenaline — charged; white – knuckle morning) as they review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2012, and discuss important case law developments from 2011.

Program Highlights:

  • Wage and Hour
    • The New “Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011”
    • Written Commission Agreements
    • Brinker: The Wait is Almost Over
  • The consequences of misclassifying employees as independent contractors
  • Discrimination and Retaliation
    • The expansion of the definition of “Gender” under FEHA
    • Protection of “Genetic Information”
  • Disability Accommodations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Privacy
  • Leaves of Absence
    • New obligations under California’s “Pregnancy Disability Leave” law
  • Policies and Contracts
    • Various new laws require employers to update their policies.

This seminar is available either in person or via webinar! If attending via WEBINAR, you will receive login information one week prior to the seminar.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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.
Program

There is no charge for this seminar

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

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

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

SEMINAR: Risks and Benefits of Social Media and Computers in the Workplace – Sacramento

For employers, are social networking sites Happy or Sad?

Summary of Program

Employees use networking sites to communicate with one another (as well as current and potential customers). They post their daily thoughts and activities, upload photos and, occasionally, adversely impact ther employers’ buusiness. What can an employer do to protect itself without intruding on employee rights?

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.

Location

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

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

Seminar Program

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Seminar

Approved for 3.0 hours MCLE credit;
HRCI credits available upon request.

There is no charge for this seminar.

RSVP

Ramona Carrillo
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.558.6046
[email protected]

Upcoming Seminar: Developments in Wage and Hour Laws – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Program Summary:

Join the Employment Law Group of Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin for an informative training session that will help employers and HR professionals gain a more thorough understanding of various wage and hour laws that often create liability when an employer gets them wrong.

Program Highlights:

  • Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court
    • Yes it’s true — we really are going to have a decision from the California Supreme Court this April.
    • The meal and rest period nightmare may be over.
  • Are you classifying workers as independent contractors? If so, make sure you are right because the feds and California are hammering those who get it wrong.
  • New developments affecting compensation plans: Commissions, bonuses and mutual wage agreements.
  • What constitutes “hours worked”: It’s not always as simple as 9-5.
  • Calculating an employee’s “regular rate of pay” and “overtime premiums”: It’s not always as simple as the hourly rate x 1-1/2.
  • The technical “nitty gritty” of wage and hour record keeping requirements: timecards, paystubs, payroll records and more.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Program

Location

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

*This program is also available via Webinar. Please indicate when you RSVP.

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There is no charge for this seminar.
Parking validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage.

Approved for 3 hours MCLE Credit;

HRCI credits available upon request

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

Upcoming Seminar: The Complex Web of Leaves and Accomodation Laws – SF

Summary of Program

Employers continue to grapple with this very difficult area of employment law. It is not enough to focus on just one law when an employee is unable to work or is absent from the workplace due to some medical condition or injury suffered by the employee or his or her family member. Instead, employers need to understand and comply with how the courts, and various federal and state regulatory agencies, are interpreting the interplay between a number of laws like the FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, PDL, USERRA, and workers’ compensation. This seminar is designed to help employers and HR professionals understand this complex interplay and to provide some practical guidance on administering leaves and absences.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • What Does Each Law Provide: A Summary of the Statutes.
  • A Discussion of the Difference Between “Statutory Leaves” and “Wage Replacement Benefits.”
  • Determining Under What Circumstances the Statutory Leaves and/or Wage Replacement Benefits May Overlap and How to Evaluate and Determine the Employee’s Entitlements and the Employer’s Obligations Under Each Law.
  • The Importance of Engaging in the “Interactive Process.”
  • What are the Courts saying? Recent case law.
  • Effective Documentation: Policies, Leave Administration Documents, and Medical Certifications.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Program

Location:

Le Meridien Hotel
333 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

*This program is also available via Webinar on August 23. Please indicate when you RSVP.

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There is no charge for this seminar.
Approved for 3 hours MCLE Credit;

HRCI credits available upon request

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

Upcoming Webinar: Managing Products in CA; Prop 65, Green Chemistry & Rigid Plastic Packaging Act

Summary of Program

This webinar will provide an in-depth understanding of California specific laws, affecting food and other product manufacturers and marketers, such as the Prop 65, the Green Chemistry Initiative, and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Act. We will discuss these laws, how to comply with them and avoid litigation.

About the Instructor

Instructor, Lee N. Smith is experienced in federal and state water quality, air quality and hazardous materials compliance issues, Prop 65 and Food Safety issues. He has handled cases before the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, the San Joaquin Unified Air Pollution Control District, and local environmental agencies. He has also been involved in state court litigation concerning pesticide contamination, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and Prop. 65 litigation, as well as federal litigation involving the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 pm EST

Areas Covered:

  • History of the Law
  • Explanation of the Statute and Regulation
  • Case Studies
  • Litigation
  • Compliance
    • Products
    • Food Products
  • What to do if you get a sixty-day notice

For more information about the webinar, click here.

Employment Law Update: 2012—A Year in Review: 2013—A Challenging Year Ahead

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2012 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2013.

Program Highlights:

  • Wage and Hour Law: New Legislation Makes Compliance Harder Than Ever;
  • Discrimination and Retaliation: New Protected Activities and Regulatory Crackdowns;
  • Privacy: Social Media and Beyond;
  • Developments in Leaves of Absence and Accommodation Law;
  • Policies and Contracts: What’s Required and What’s Prohibited; and
  • The NLRB’s Attack on the Non-Union Workplace.

This seminar is available either in person or via webinar! If attending via WEBINAR, you will receive login information one week prior to the seminar.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

400 Capitol Mall, Floor 11

Sacramento, CA 95814

Registration Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Program

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

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

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

Panel Discussion: “How Has Digital Media Changed the Way We Interact With Food”

Join Us April 23!

Weintraub Tobin and the LAVA Digital Media Group will host a panel discussion: “How Has Digital Media Changed the Way We Interact with Food” on Tuesday, April 23.

Whether it’s finding a place to eat, sharing recommendations on your favorite dishes or ordering food online, investors have been hungry (sorry for the terrible pun) to invest in web and mobile-based food applications and platforms – aka food tech.

Over the last year, almost $350 million has been invested in Food Tech and deal activity to the burgeoning sector grew over 37% vs the prior year.

Panelists include:

“How Has Digital Media Changed the Way We Interact with Food” takes place Tuesday, April 23 at ROC, 604 Arizona Street in Santa Monica. Enjoy a social hour from 6:30-7 p.m. followed by the panel discussion and a Q and A session. Register here.

Follow the event on Twitter: @weintraub_law

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Summer Seminar Series for Restaurants

Download: New Final.pdf

Leavitt Group and Weintraub Tobin will host a “Summer Seminar Series for Restaurants” where we will examine the issues facing employers in the restaurant industry, health care reform and group captive alternatives.

Whether it’s employer mandates, wage and hour class litigation or administrative actions, restaurant management has been hungry to learn more about issues that affect their business and their bottom line. This series will explore all of this and more.

Sessions

1st Session: Affordable Care Act – A Real World Look at Health Care Reform in the Restaurant Industry

Matthew Sears, CEBS, CMS
Executive Vice President, Leavitt Group

  • Brief discussion of the origins of the reform effort
  • Quick look at what’s already gone into effect
  • Upcoming provisions
  • Slower discussion of Employer Mandate (“Employer Shared Responsibility”)
  • Steps you should be taking now
  • Possible responses to the employer mandate (for groups that don’t currently offer coverage, or offer management carve out only)
  • Questions & Answers

2nd Session: Top 10 Issues Facing Employers in the Restaurant Industry

Alden Parker
Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation

  • Wage and hour and class action litigation
  • Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation/Whistleblower litigation
  • Administrative actions (DLSE, DFEH, EEOC, EDD)
  • Trade secret and employee raiding litigation and counseling
  • Employment counseling, wage and hour advice counseling, and audits and litigation prevention•
  • ADA access cases, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, and union avoidance

3rd Session: Group Captive Alternatives

Joe Colaluca
Senior Vice President, Captive Resources, Inc.

  • Why join a group captive?
  • Greater control of underwriting, rates and forms (Workers’ Comp, GL, Auto)
  • Improved cash flow-profit share
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Superior Risk Management
  • Questions & Answers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Claremont Resort, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sutter Club, Sacramento, CA

Program
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am 1st Session
9:15 am – 10:00 am 2nd Session
10:15 am – 11:30 am 3rd Session
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Light Lunch

Reserve your spot today!

Contact Lisa Patterson,
925.822.9156
[email protected]

Upcoming Seminar: Disciplining and Terminating Employees: Methods to Reduce Liability

Summary of Program:

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is pleased to offer this very important training session that will discuss recent cases to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers avoid liability and effectively carry out disciplines and terminations.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • An employer’s right to discipline employees; is it limited?
  • Effective policies, training and documentation to reduce liability.
  • Beware of “Progressive Discipline”policies.
  • Did the employee quit or was [s]he “constructively terminated?” (What does that mean?)
  • What type of conduct can constitute “retaliation” and under what law?
  • Who is a “whistleblower” and under what law?
  • Can an “at-will” employee be wrongfully terminated?
  • What constitutes “wrongful termination”?

Thursday, November 17, 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.
Program

There is no charge for this seminar

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

RSVP:

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

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