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2013 California Employer Update in San Jose – Is Your Workplace Ready for 2013?

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Berliner Cohen is pleased to sponsor this seminar with the Leavitt Group.

Click here for 2013 California Employer Update Handout

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Club Auto Sport
521 Charcot Avenue
San Jose
Convenient parking

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m. – Program

Many laws will take effect in the New Year, which impact California employers. In addition, employers and their healthcare insurers must be ready for significant changes in the delivery and payment for healthcare for all U.S. employees. Please join Berliner Cohen’s employment law attorneys and the Leavitt Group for a discussion of new statutory, regulatory and case law developments and the way your business will be affected.

Topics include:

  • Increased wage and hour enforcement, including new local minimum wage laws
  • Social media and employee privacy
  • Expanded discussion of harassment, including false complaints, company liability for franchise
  • New limitations on discussion of potential disability under the ADA
  • Updates on independent contractor classification
  • The most recent developments regarding meal and rest break litigation
  • Employee health insurance


Roberta S. Hayashi has over twenty-five years of 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.

Susan Bishop’s litigation practice includes working with management of public and private corporations and nonprofit organizations on issues, including incorporation, employee relations, personnel policies, wage and hour matters, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. She represents clients before State and Federal Courts, and state agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Labor Commissioner.

Kate Wilson represents companies on employment matters at administrative hearings, fact-finding conferences, and settlement conferences. She assists clients in drafting personnel policies, employee handbooks, settlement agreements, and separation and release agreements. Ms. Wilson provides training in prevention of workforce sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and conducts audits of workplace policies and procedures.


1.5 hours of general CLE credit availabl