June 12 Breakfast Meeting – The “Disabled” Employee: What Laws Apply and a Perspective From the EDD

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June 12 Breakfast Meeting

The "Disabled" Employee: What Laws Apply and a Helpful Perspective From the EDD

As most employers well know, responding to the needs of an injured or ill employee is not always an easy thing to do. Employers often rack their brain over the following questions:

What are the employee’s rights?

  • What are the employer’s obligations?
  • Which laws apply to a given situation? Are they different depending on whether the injury or illness is work related or not? Are they different depending on whether or not the employee has been declared "disabled?"
  • Does a disabled employee have a right to leave or just an accommodation on the job?
  • If the employee does needs time off from work, is it paid or unpaid and how much "disability" leave can they get?
  • What do California’s State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) programs provide to employees who need time off from work?
  • What obligations does the employer have to assist employees in obtaining SDI and/or PFL benefits?
  • What can the EDD do to help an employer and an employee understand the SDI/PFL claim process?


Please join SEAC for its June Breakfast Meeting on June 12, 2013 where an experienced employment attorney and a specialized EDD representative will discuss these important issues and provide helpful tips on how best to administer this somewhat difficult area of employment law.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

8:00 – 8:30 am – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 am – Meeting


Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

2 hours of free parking – Bring your ticket stub to the meeting for validation.

Payment Details:


Members: $30.00 in advance (By June 10)/$35.00 at the door


Non-Members: $45.00 in advance (By June 10)/$55.00 at the door

The Speakers:

Lizbeth (‘Beth’) V. West

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
EDD Representative (TBA)

Speaker Backgrounds:

Beth is a Shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment, Appeals and Writs, and Litigation groups. She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Washington.

Beth assists employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees and defends employers in employment disputes. Her practice focuses on counseling and training employers and management staff on matters such as hiring, performance problems, 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. Beth also conducts workplace investigations for both public and private employers.

In addition to her counseling practice, Beth 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.

EDD Representative (TBA)

**Cancellation/No Show: Reservations cancelled less than 72 hrs in advance and/or no show will be billed the entire amount.


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