Think You’re Up On The Current Laws? April Fools

Download: Flyer – Employment Law Update (Orange County) (1740809).PDF

Summary of Program
Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2014.

Program Highlights

· New Federal and State Legislation and Regulatory Requirements – Compliance is Harder Than Ever!

· Updates in the World of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law.

· Privacy: Social Media and Beyond.

· The ongoing Headache of Keeping Up with the Complex Law Relating to Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations.

· Developments and Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation.

· The NLRB’s Continued Attack on the Non-Union Workplace.

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

Location:
Irvine Company Office Properties
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Approved for 3 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]

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

Upcoming Seminar: Employers: Your Supervisor Did What? A Workshop on How Best to Train Supervisors

Download: Employers Your Supervisor Did What.pdf

The Sacramento Employer Advisory Council In Partnership with the Employment Development Department Present…

Employers: Your Supervisor Did What?

The Answer To This One Question Can Either Make Or Break An Employer’s Case!

• Employment lawsuits represent almost 50% of all lawsuits filed, and almost all employment lawsuits result from a supervisor’s conduct. Not because the supervisor intended to do something wrong, but because the supervisor was not properly trained.

• Employers have the power to reduce their risk of liability by training supervisors on important employment law requirements and teaching them how to respond to various workplace situations.

Let Us Help You Train Your Supervisors

SEAC presents a very special training workshop.

• Join SEAC and its network of experts for an intense half-day workshop designed to teach employers and human resource professionals on how to effectively train supervisors on some of the most challenging workplace issues faced by employers and supervisors every day.

• Workshop participants will learn how to train supervisors on things like dealing with problem employees, managing absences & accommodations, properly responding to complaints and avoiding retaliation, and complying with other legal obligations & important employer policies.

Join Us – We look forward to seeing you at this very important workshop.

Attorney Lizbeth West, Chairman of the Board, will be introducing the speakers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seminar Program

8:00 a.m.- 8:20 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m – Program

Location

Sacramento State Alumni Center
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 98519

Registration available at www.saceac.com

For further information or questions please contact:

Frida Ramirez at 916.227.0368 or [email protected]

Upcoming Seminar: The Ins and Outs of Preparing the Right Employee Handbook for Your Business

Summary of Program
Employee policy handbooks are essential for employers in today’s litigious environment. While preparing the handbook and consistently enforcing the policies contained therein may take time and money, it is time and money well spent. Why? Because the enforcement of effective policies and procedures contained in a carefully prepared and customized handbook can be one of the best defenses an employer has when it is sued by an employee. This hands-on, in-depth, and informative seminar and training session will outline the ins and outs of drafting an effective employee handbook. You will receive recommended language regarding certain policies and best practices to meet your business needs and will leave with the information and knowledge necessary to complete your handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Why is an employee handbook necessary for your business?
  • What are they key disclaimers and qualifiers every employee handbook should contain?
  • A discussion of phrases and terms that you should never use in an employee handbook.
  • A discussion of mandatory policies based on the size and location of a business including certain leave policies EEO policies.
  • A discussion of discretionary policies, such as vacation, sick leave, holidays, and more.
  • A written sample template to utilize in drafting your handbook.

Post Seminar Consultation

  • One hour of free one-on-one consultation regarding your handbook can be scheduled upon request and will be subject to a standard conflict check and execution of an engagement letter for representation.

Seminar Program
9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Seminar (lunch provided)

Cost: $750

Approved for 3 hours MCLE credit; HRCI credits available upon request.

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

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.

WEBINAR: Tips When Hiring and Firing – Get It right Before The Fight

Download: Tips when Hiring and Firing.pdf

Summary of Program

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is pleased to offer this very informative training session 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.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Effective hiring practices.
  • What can you ask during an interview?
  • 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?”

 

Lunchtime Webinar:

This program is available only via webinar.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

HRCI credits available upon successful completion and verification of attendance for duration of webinar.

There is no charge for this webinar.

RSVP

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

Information on registering and logging in to this webinar will be provided after you have RSVP’ed and approximately one week prior to the session.

Employment Seminar: The Hottest Wage and Hour Issues Facing Employers Today

Download: 5-22-12 EDD Broch FINAL Verif.pdf

The Sacramento Employer Advisory Council in partnership with the Employment Development Department present the half-day seminar: “The Hottest Wage and Hour Issues Facing Employers Today.”

Wage and Hour Issues

Wage and hour issues continue to plague even the most savvy employers. Navigating through a multitude of often conflicting legal requirements is very tricky, and can lead to an unanticipated financial liability for your organization.

In this half-day seminar, a panel of leading experts, including Labor & Employment attorney Chuck Post, will discuss the latest legal developments in the area of wage and hour law, including:

  • Meal and rest periods
  • Overtime exemptions
  • Handling a claim before the Labor Commissioner

***HRCI Credits Pending***

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners
  • Employee Benefits Managers/Staff
  • Financial Officers
  • Human Resource Managers/Staff
  • Managers/Supervisors

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m
Sacramento State Alumni Center
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

To register, please download the flyer above and fax the registration to 916-993-3170.

Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases

About the Program
Trade secret litigation and employee mobility cases are the hottest areas of intellectual property and employment litigation. Employees are getting laid off in record numbers, more and more senior level executives and employees are leaving one company to start or join a direct competitor. This program will provide participants with advice on how to protect company trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers.

Topics include

*Why Trade Secrets Matter

* New Trade Secret Legislation and the Changing Rules of Trade Secret Litigation

* Injunctive Relief in Trade Secret Litigation

* The Intersection of Trade Secrets with other forms of IP including Patent, Copyright and Trademark
* Litigating Claims Related to Trade Secrets

* Race to the Courthouse — Strategy Issues In Multi-Jurisdictional Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, and Trade Secret Cases

Location

Le Meridien Hotel San Francisco
333 Battery Street, San Francisco

Time
9:00 – 4:00

Click here to register online.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? The Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Summary of Program
Companies and their employees are now widely using social media in their daily business activities. These networking sites are used by employees to communicate with one another as well as current and potential customers. However, an employee’s use of social media may occasionally adversely impact their employer’s business or present other legal risks. What can an employer do to protect itself without intruding on an employee’s rights?

Program Highlights

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

Seminar Program
9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Seminar

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

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

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.

Upcoming Seminar: Healthcare Reform: What Employers Need to Know

Download: Flyer – Health Care Reform.pdf

Presented by The Labor & Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin and Vincent Catalano of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Inc.

Summary of Program

The Supreme Court has spoken and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is here to stay. It is now critical that employers of all sizes learn how the PPACA may impact their workplace. Join Weintraub Tobin, and special guest speaker, Vincent Catalano, MBA, Area Vice President/Employee Benefits Consultant from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Inc., for this very timely and informative panel discussion about how employers can navigate the complexities of, and comply with, the PPACA.

Program Highlights

  • Determining who is a covered employer under the PPACA.
  • “Pay or Play” mandates – the details of what employers must do.
  • A discussion of available tax credits.
  • Understanding the consequences of non-compliance: penalties, penalties, penalties.
  • What the California Exchange “Covered California” is and what it means for employers.
  • Benefits of PPACA including coverage of dependents to age 26, women’s health enhancements and preventative care and other patient protections.
  • Strategies the proactive employer can take.

Location
Weintraub Tobin
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Parking validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage, entrances on 4th and 5th St.

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.

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

Upcoming Seminar: The Intricacies of Wage and Hour Laws for Non-Exempt Employees

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. Come join the Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin as they discuss the “Ins and Outs” of wage and hour compliance for “nonexempt” employees – there’s more to it than merely paying overtime and providing meal periods.
Some Program Highlights:

  • Actual hours worked” and problems with “off the clock” work –
    ○ 24/7 connectivity through computers and mobile devices may create compensation issues.
  • Is your overtime rate correct?
    ○ It depends on whether you’ve properly calculated the employee’s “regular rate.”
    ○ What is and is not included in the “regular rate?”
  • Are you “providing” a meal period to your employees?
    ○ If your answer is “No” because you have an “on duty” meal period agreement with your employees – Is it valid?
    ○ If your answer is “No” because the Brinker case says you don’t have to – You’ll be surprised to learn that this is not so.
  • “Flex-time,” “make-up time,” and “alternative work” schedules.
    ○ What’s legal and what’s not?
    ○ What are the courts saying – highlights of recent decisions regarding non-exempt wage and hour issues in California.

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.

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

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

This seminar is also available via webinar. Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be attending via webinar.
If attending via webinar, MCLE and HRCI credits will be provided upon verification of attendance for the entirety of the webcast.

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