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2015 California Employer Law Update – Merced & Modesto

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You are invited to attend this complimentary seminar.

More than 30 noteworthy new employment statutes and regulations, effective in 2015, could significantly affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of your business in California.  Are you ready?  Join experienced attorneys and advisors from Berliner Cohen and EPIC Brokers to learn about employment-related legislation, significant decisions from California and Federal courts, and other legal developments in wage and hour laws and litigation, the Affordable Care Act, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including:

  • FEHA regulations regarding abusive conduct training, national origin discrimination, gender identity, preventative remedies, disability leaves of absence
  • Expanded liability for employers who hire contract labor
  • ACA requirements for employers
  • Workplace safety

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gateway Gardens, 560 W. 18th Street (Street Level)
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m. – Program
DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 9th Street
11:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Program

Kara L. Arguello, Berliner Cohen
Ms. Arguello represents companies in employment and business litigation, in the areas of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage disputes, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, and breach of contracts.  She litigates on behalf of employers in state and federal court, before the California Labor Commissioner, and in arbitration and mediation.  Ms. Arguello also advises and counsels on issues of employee classification, leaves of absence, wage and hour law, reduction in force, and provides training on the prevention of harassment in the workplace.

Jennifer Y. Leung, Berliner Cohen
Ms. Leung 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, EPIC Brokers
Mr. Carrington, Vice President, Employee Benefits, EPIC (formerly Leavitt Group/Jenkins), creates for employers an integrated strategy of accountable health plan funding, population health management and intelligent plan design to maximize the performance of employer-sponsored benefit programs.  With thirty years in the employee benefits sector, he consults with employers on benefit plans and has managed Northern California operations for several group insurance companies. EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm.

CLE & HRCI credit available.
This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.