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2011 California Employer Update – A Seminar for all HR Professionals – San Jose

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Berliner Cohen Employment Law 2011 Breakfast Seminar Series
2011 California Employer Update
Mark your calendar and register today – space is limited!

CLICK HERE to register for the January 19, 2011 Seminar.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Capital Club
The Knight Ridder Building
50 West San Fernando
San Jose, CA
(Discounted validated parking available)

8:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Program

Roberta Hayashi and Kara Arguello, attorneys in Berliner Cohen’s employment law practice, provide an overview of developments in federal and state case law and legislation, which will affect California employers in 2011 and beyond.

Topics include:

  • The expanded definition of “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New case law expanding the scope of wage obligations
  • Increasing court disapproval of non-compete agreements
  • Impact of extended unemployment benefits and the “make work pay” tax credit
  • A look ahead at pending cases on meal and rest breaks, the Proposition 8 appeal, and health care reform

Berliner Cohen’s experienced employment law attorneys advise and represent employers and managers on a full range of legal issues affecting the workplace, including harassment and discrimination, unfair competition and trade secrets, wrongful discharge, wage and hour issues, and labor disputes.  Berliner Cohen is one of the largest law firms in San Jose and Merced serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies.  For almost 40 years, the Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of some of Silicon Valley’s largest corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers, cutting-edge software manufacturers, healthcare providers, mortgage banking companies, municipalities and public agencies.

Roberta S. Hayashi has over twenty-five years experience representing Silicon Valley employers in employment and business litigation.  She has trial experience in wrongful termination, discrimination, and misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information actions in both state and federal court.

Kara L. Arguello represents employers in state and federal litigation cases regarding wrongful termination, unfair competition, trade secrets, harassment, retaliation and discrimination, and advises and counsels on employee classification, leaves of absence, wage and hour law, and reductions in force.

COST: Complimentary (includes continental breakfast)

REGISTRATION: RSVP requested by Monday noon preceding seminar.

CERTIFICATION: 2 hours of general CLE credit available.

2011 California Employer Update Presentation  – click here.