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California Employment Law

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California Employment Law

Workshop Description/Agenda

Employment Law Fundamentals

Employer-employee relationships are infinitely varied and rife with potential conflict. This comprehensive employment law guide will walk through the legal essentials you need to speak with authority on employment issues. Explore both litigation and compliance aspects of the law to help you handle any questions likely to cross your path. Register today!

  • Get the latest update on state and local employment laws and regs.
  • Walk through FMLA, USERRA and other employee leave laws.
  • Ensure all equal employment rules are obeyed.
  • Review common discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues.
  • Get FLSA and state wage and hour essentials on employee classifications and top claims.
  • Find out how workplace investigations are used in employment litigation.



  1. The Employment Relationship: Employment at Will and Exceptions
    9:00 - 10:00, Charles P. Hamamjian
  2. State and Local Employment Laws Update
    10:00 - 11:00, David D. Blaine and Katy C. Raytis
  3. FMLA Leave Essentials
    11:15 - 12:15, David D. Blaine and Katy C. Raytis
    1. FMLA - What it Says
    2. Interactions with ADA and State Workers' Comp Laws
    3. USERRA
    4. Key Leave, Accommodation and Disability Issues
  4. ADA - From Accommodation to Discrimination
    1:15 - 2:15, David D. Blaine and Katy C. Raytis
  5. Equal Employment Laws (Title VII, ADEA, GINA, EPA, PDA and More)
    2:15 - 3:15, David G. Litman
  6. Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims
    3:30 - 4:30, Yesenia Z. Carrillo and Rachelle T. Golden
    1. Common Claims
    2. Burdens of Proof, Production and Persuasion
    3. Employer Documentation That Makes or Breaks Claims
    4. EEOC and State Agency Charges


  1. Workplace Privacy (HIPAA, GINA, etc.)
    9:00 - 10:15, Jerry W. Pearson
  2. FLSA Essentials
    10:30 - 11:45, Jerry W. Pearson
    1. Employer vs. Employee
    2. Hours Worked
    3. Employee Classification
    4. Independent Contractors
    5. Interns
    6. Salespeople and Commissioned Employees
    7. A Step-by-Step Guide Through the Civil Complaint Process
  3. State and Local Wage and Hour Laws
    12:45 - 2:00, Jerry W. Pearson
  4. Key Discovery and Evidence Issues in Employment Litigation
    2:15 - 3:30, María G. Díaz
    1. Discoverability of Workplace Investigation Reports
    2. Job Description
    3. Employee Handbook
    4. Emails, Voicemails, Texts
    5. Employment Records
    6. Co-Worker Testimony
  5. Ethical Issues in Employment Law
    3:30 - 4:30, Mandy L. Jeffcoach
    1. Key Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Privileged Communications
    4. Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Who Should Attend

This basic level seminar offers employment law essentials that will benefit: