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2014 California Employer Law Update – Complimentary Seminar – Merced & Modesto

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

– Gateway Gardens
560 W. 18th Street (parking lot available)
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Program

MODESTO – DoubleTree by Hilton
1150 9th Street (validated parking)
11:45 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Program

Effective in 2014, changes in California and Federal employment laws will significantly impact your business. You are invited to join experienced attorneys and advisors from Berliner Cohen and the Leavitt Group to learn about employment-related legislation, significant decisions from the California courts, and other regulations and developments in the following areas:

  • Wage and Hour Laws and Litigation
  • Domestic Work Employees (AB241)
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
  • Leaves of Absence

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

Jennifer Y. Leung, Berliner Cohen
Jennifer advises employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation. and wage disputes. She provides advice and counsel on issues such as sexual harassment, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, meal and rest breaks, employee classification and reduction in force. She represents clients in state and federal court, at mediation and arbitration, before the California Labor Commissioner and before the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.

Robert Carrington, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Leavitt Group
Bob joined Leavitt Group in October 2000. His 22-year career has been in the field of employee benefits. Previously, he worked on the insurance carrier side of the business, managing the Northern California sales and service operations for Anthem Health. He was responsible for client relationships ranging from fully insured small groups to a $50 million self-funded union trust fund. His experience also includes managing the Bay Area operations for Fortis Benefits (now Assurant).

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 serves the business and regulatory needs of its clients in the San Jose, Merced and Modesto areas. For over 45 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, banking, municipalities and public agencies.

The Leavitt Group is a full-service, integrated business insurance agency provding risk management, property and casualty insurance, and employee benefits programs to clients.


1.5 hours of general CLE credit available.