California's Myriad New Employment Laws: Complying With Significant Changes to Discrimination, Leave and Wage Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for companies operating in employee-friendly California to navigate myriad new and/or substantially amended laws that establish or increase protections for workers. The panel will review key changes in California employment law for 2015 and discuss best practices for ensuring compliance and avoiding liability.
- Review of new or amended state employment laws effective in 2015
- Compliance and training obligations
- Reporting requirements
- Key local/municipal employment ordinances
- San Francisco "Retail Workers Bill of Rights"
- Oakland minimum wage and sick leave
- Due diligence in working with staffing agencies
- Ensuring adequate workers' comp insurance
- Drafting enforceable indemnity provisions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can companies reconcile disparate federal, state and local requirements?
- Which companies are covered under new California laws?
- What contractual indemnity provisions should employers include in agreements with staffing agencies?
Harold M. Brody
Mr. Brody has represented employers in virtually every facet of labor and employment law for over 25 years. He has... | Read More
Mr. Brody has represented employers in virtually every facet of labor and employment law for over 25 years. He has appeared before trial and appellate courts throughout California, successfully representing employers in such matters as wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, ERISA, wage and hour, and employment discrimination lawsuits. Mr. Brody writes and lectures frequently on a wide variety of employment law topics and has served as an instructor at Golden Gate University and a guest lecturer at Southwestern University School of Law.Close
James A. Goodman
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Goodman is a litigator who represents employers in both state and federal courts in all aspects of labor and... | Read More
Mr. Goodman is a litigator who represents employers in both state and federal courts in all aspects of labor and employment law litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Mr. Goodman represents employers in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS and is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of California employment law topics.Close
Joseph C. Liburt
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Mr. Liburt has extensive litigation experience successfully defending claims of discrimination, harassment,... | Read More
Mr. Liburt has extensive litigation experience successfully defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, interference with contract, infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and breach of contract. He has written articles and spoken on various employment and ERISA topics. He also trains employers on various aspects of employment law.Close