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New Year, New Challenges: Join Us for Our Annual Employment Law Update!


The courts and legislature had a robust year in 2017, resulting in a host of new federal, California and local employment laws  as well as new federal and state cases covering fair pay and wage requirements, commission pay plans, and rules on workplace accommodations to rest room access, among other new laws.  Join Berliner Cohen LLP and EPIC Brokers (San Jose, Santa Cruz and East Bay sessions) as we review the challenges and practical tips of complying with California’s latest laws.  We will review the recent employment-related legislation, significant court decisions, and changes to the Affordable Care Act, while discussing a range of topics, including:

  • New Rules for On-Boarding Employees

  • Changes to Commission and Incentive Pay Plans in California

  • Sexual Harassment: Do's and Don'ts

  • Recent Case Developments Affecting the Areas of Pay, Working Conditions and Harassment

  • Changes to Leave of Absence Laws

  • City and State Legal Updates


January 17
8 AM to 10 AM
 January 17
12 PM to 2 PM
January 24
8 AM to 10 AM
January 24
12 PM to 2 PM
January 25
9 AM to 11 AM
Merced Golf & Country Club

6333 N. Golf Road Merced, CA

DoubleTree Hotel

1150 9th Street
Modesto, CA

Biltmore Hotel

2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA

Chaminade Resort

1 Chaminade Ln
Santa Cruz, CA

Diablo Country Club

1700 Club House Road
Diablo, CA







Reservations Required: Space is limited.


Berliner Cohen, LLP: Christine H. Long, Susan E. Bishop, Eileen P. Kennedy, Kim G. Flores and Ghazaleh Modarresi

Berliner Cohen’s Employment Law Department has vast experience before California State and Federal courts, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Labor Commissioner, and the EEOC on matters relating to employment including compensation issues, mandatory leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and reductions-in-force for individuals, companies and local government. They have successfully defended employers facing class actions as well as single plaintiff claims.

Carl Pilger, EPIC’s Director of Employee Benefits Compliance

Carl Pilger, EPIC’s Director of Employee Benefits Compliance, is an ERISA attorney who has advised and represented businesses for more than 20 years. Carl graduated from Northwestern University School of Law after which he practiced at three prominent Atlanta law firms. He has focused exclusively on ERISA compliance, including representing his clients in DOL and IRS audits. Most recently Carl served as VP, Legal Counsel at a national insurance brokerage firm for which he spearheaded ERISA and ACA compliance initiatives. He is a subject matter expert in the ACA, having traveled the country speaking to numerous industry groups regarding the law’s complexities.

CLE, HRCI and SHRM Credit Available 

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

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.