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]

AAAB Seminar: Recent Changes in California Employment Law

Topic:
The Moving Target – Recent Changes in California Employment Law

Summary:
Attorneys from Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin will provide a brief overview of the complexities of laws facing employers and discuss important case law developments. Topics include:

  • Why does the California Supreme Court decision in Brinker matter?
  • Who is entitled to what absence (PDL, FMLA,CFRA, USERRA)?
  • 1099 or W-2: Why should you care?

Date:
July 17, 2012

Time:
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Place:
America California Bank, 417 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Speakers:
Paul E. Gaspari
Charles L. Post
Weintraub Tobin

Registration & Fees (beverages and light snacks are complimentary with registration):

a) Current AAAB members – FREE admission. Please send us an e-mail at “[email protected]” with your name and contact phone number to register for the event.

b) Non-Members – $15. Please follow this link to register and attend the event at a $15 non-member rate: Register & Pay Online

c) SPECIAL: Become a member of AAAB and receive 50% off $30 annual AAAB membership fee (valid through 12/31/2012) and attend the event for only $5 (attend all future event except Annual Dinner – FREE). Please follow this link to register and pay for a discounted membership/event fee of $20: Register & Pay Online

Upcoming Webinar: Independent Contractor v. Employee?

Summary of Program

If it Walks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck, It’s a Duck!

The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong. However, due to a number of new laws and regulatory enforcement procedures that have gone into effect in the last year, it is now more important than ever that employers get the classification right.

This informative webinar will cover the legal landscape of independent contractor status. Topics will include:

  • A summary of the various tests applied by federal and state agencies to determine independent contractor status;
  • A summary of the enforcement authority of various federal and state agencies and the sanctions they may impose on employers;
  • The due diligence employers must engage in before classifying a worker as an independent contractor;
  • The federal Department of Labor’s new $25 million “Misclassification Initiative” designed to work closely with state agencies to investigate misclassifications and take enforcement action; and
  • California’s new law imposing monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers (and certain individuals) who willfully misclassify workers as independent contractors.

If you or your company is currently using independent contractors, this is a webinar you cannot afford to miss.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – WEBINAR

This informative session will take place via webinar only. Login details will provided approximately one week prior to the webinar.

There is no charge for this webinar.

RSVP TO:

Ramona Carrillo
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (916) 558.6046

Upcoming Webinar: OSHA Compliance – a Healthy and Save Work Environment

Download: OSHA Webinar – email-print.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. Employers often fall short of complying with provisions of Cal/OSHA simply because they are unaware that the law applies to them, or they fail to understand some nuance or technicality contained in the regulations. This short seminar is designed to remove some of the mystery from federal and state OSHA requirements and assist you in managing your business’ compliance with these laws.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Implement a compliant and effective Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).
  • Gain an understanding of Cal/OSHA’s latest general industry changes and know how to comply.
  • 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 when accidents do occur.
  • Use effective preventive measures to keep you employees and customers safe from threats of workplace violence.
  • Recognize the warning signs that indicate an employee is capable of violence and know how to respond.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – WEBINAR

This informative session will take place via webinar only. Login details will be provided approximately one week prior to the webinar. Please RSVP.

There is no charge for this webinar

RSVP TO:

Ramona Carrillo
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (916) 558-6046

Upcoming Seminar: Mandatory AB1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Download: Seminar-Jun6_no-crop.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.

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & 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;
  • 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.

If you are an employer with 50 or more employees, and have supervisors who have not yet been trained, this training is a must. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you comply with your continuing sexual harassment training obligations.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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

Charge: $50 per supervisor

Location

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA

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

RSVP TO:

Ramona Carrillo
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (916) 558-6046

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.

Upcoming Seminar: Protecting Trade Secrets – How to Manage Employee Use of Proprietary Information

Can You Keep a Secret?

From trade secrets like product recipes and algorithms to confidential details about financing, customers and costs, all businesses have information that could be devastating if it were to fall into a competitor’s hands.

By attending this free seminar presented by our intellectual property experts, you will discover the ways employers must designate and guard proprietary information to ensure legal protection of this most critical asset.

Things You Will Learn

• Steps you can take to protect confidential information

• How to draft and enforce confidentiality agreements

• What “noncompetition protection” is and whether it is available to your business

• What to do when a competitor obtains your protected information

• What policies you must have

• What “venue provisions” are and why they are more important than ever

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA

RSVP TO:

Ramona Carrillo
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (916) 558-6046

Upcoming Seminar – SF Edition: 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:

Le Meridien Hotel
333 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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

************

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]

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.

************

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]

Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment 2012

American Health Lawyers Association, Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Conference, Fundamentals of Provider Enrollment.

When: March 28–30, 2012

Where: Baltimore, Maryland.