Beth West to Present SEAC Teleseminar: “Mutual Wage Agreements”

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM FREE Lunchtime Teleconference

Location: Teleconference –

Dial 1-610-214-0100
Access Code: 341076#

Payment Details:
• Members: $0.00 in advance (By Sep 13) / $0.00 at the door

• Non-Members: $0.00 in advance (By Sep 13) / $0.00 at the door

The Topic:
Mutual Wage Agreements. Can You Contract Around Overtime Obligations?

Examining the new Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc. case – can California employers enter into mutual wage agreements with non-exempt employees that factor in overtime pay to their set compensation? Come hear Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, employment attorney and SEAC Board Chair, discuss this newest case and strategies (and potential pitfalls) of entering into agreements with non-exempt employees to avoid statutory overtime obligations. Get the lowdown on how to construct a “mutual wage agreement” before you tread on thin ice….

The Speaker(s):

Lizbeth ‘Beth’ West, Esq.

Speaker Background:
Lizbeth V. West, Esq. is a partner with Weintraub Genshlea Chediak. Her practice focuses on counseling and training employers and management staff on employment issues such as hiring, disciplinary actions, privacy, terminations, lay-offs, employment policies and contracts, protection of trade secrets, wage and hour laws, leave laws, prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and compliance with other state and federal employment laws. She also has extensive experience defending employers in various forms of employment-related litigation in state and federal court, and in administrative actions before a number of state and federal agencies.

Note: The speaker’s presentation is for informational purposes. Attendees should always consult with their legal counsel to determine how the information discussed during the meeting affects their particular circumstances.

Upcoming Seminar: Wage and Hour Laws in Today’s Tough Economy

Summary of Program:

In today’s tough economy, employers are struggling to keep up with the myriad of federal and state wage and hour laws while trying to keep their businesses operating. This seminar is designed to 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.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  1. Discussion of the exemptions available in California and how to evaluate if your employees are exempt.
  2. Allowable reductions to an exempt employee’s pay.
  3. What constitutes “hours worked?”: It’s not always as simple as 9-5.
  4. How to calculate an employee’s “regular rate of pay” and “overtime premiums.”
  5. Complying with wage and hour record keeping requirements: timecards, paystubs, payroll records and more.

Thursday, September 22, 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.

Upcoming Seminar: 2011 Mid-Year Labor & Employment Law Update

Presented by Alden J. Parker and Jasmine L. Anderson

This program has been approved for 2.0 California recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through HRCI. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

To Register for this seminar, or for more information click here.

Make sure you know about all the new developments in labor and employment law that have occurred in just the first half of 2011! This presentation will provide an in-depth review of recent employment developments in the following areas:

  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Disabilities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employee Privacy/Social Media
  • Employee Leaves of Absence
  • Class Action/Arbitration
  • NLRB/Labor Law
  • Legislative Update

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout. This program is a must for human resources professionals looking to keep up with the ever changing “dos and don’ts” for California employers.

About our Speakers:

Ms. Anderson is an associate in the Sacramento office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Department. She received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley and was on the Moot Court Board with High Honors in Evidence Advocacy. Ms. Anderson represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, business torts, and class action matters.

Alden Parker, a shareholder with Weintraub Genshlea Chediak’s Labor and Employment and Litigation groups, was the former founding partner of Basham Parker LLP. Alden represents employers in litigation and administrative hearings in a broad range of employment law matters. In addition, he regularly advises clients on employment law issues. Substantive areas of expertise include the Americans with Disabilities Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, California Labor Code, Equal Pay Act, Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and workplace privacy laws.

Seminar: Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors

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 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.

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
400 Capitol Mall, 17th Floor (temporary location)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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

$50.00 per supervisor.

Upcoming Seminar: Effective Employment Policies

The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is pleased to offer this very informative training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers with two of the most important defensive measures a company can have: (1) creating effective and compliant workplace policies; and (2) properly training supervisors in implementing them.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding what employment laws govern your workplace and complying with them when creating your policies.
  • The goal of employment policies.
  • How to avoid creating unintended contracts for employment.
  • Policies that should and should not be included in an employee handbook.
  • The benefits of training supervisors and the risks if you don’t.

RSVP:

Ramona Carrillo
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
400 Capitol Mall, 17th Floor (temporary location)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.558.6046
Fax: 916.446.1611
[email protected]

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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

Upcoming Seminar: OSHA Compliance – Safety and Prevention of Workplace Violence

Download: Seminar Brochure – April 21, 2011.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 your 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.

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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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

Scott Hervey to Speak at UC Davis Entrepreneurship Academy

On September 15, 2008, intellectual property and new media shareholder Scott Hervey will speak at the annual UC Davis Entrepreneurship Academy. Scott will provide an informative review of intellectual property rights from a legal prospective.