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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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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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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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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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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The Leave Law Matrix: It's Complicated


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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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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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

Date &

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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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