Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit at intouch|Live

When: Tuesday Ocotober 10, 2017
Time: 7:30AM to 2PM
Where: Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Cost: $35 through September 15, $50 from September 15 to October 10
RSVP: www.intouchlive.biz

This one-day event will bring together top leaders and professionals in Southern California’s business community to exchange ideas and help drive your business into the future.

Throughout the day, you’ll learn how to protect and grow your business through informative breakout sessions and fun networking events. You’ll hear from top experts in various fields, and meet other like-minded local business owners. intouch Live will help you gather the tools to take your business to the next level.

2017 Mentor Awards Gala

When: October 18, 2017
Time: 6PM to 8:30PM
Where: South Park Center in a Penthouse Tower, 1150 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
RSVP: https://oyhfs17.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Bon appétite for a tasty good cause and support Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services!

This special occasion will feature gourmet food & refreshments courtesy of Bacari G.D.L., Craft a& Culture, Crossings, Food Solutions, Jacks & Joe, Lincoln, The Flats and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Exquisite wine courtesy of Tanner DaFoe..  Live & silent auctions, entertainment and a special tasty gourmet chef’s table spread prepared by Chef Mama Susie Parker and residents from the “Home” while you relax and mingle with friends – all while supporting the children and families from Optimist and Pacific Lodge.

This unique and memorable charitable experience is sure to sell out, so please make your reservation soon.


2017 CFO/HR Symposium

When: Wednesday, September 14th, 2017
Time: 3PM to 5PM with Reception immediately following conference.  Hors d’oeuvres and private wine tasting/cocktails.
Where: Hyatt Regency, 880 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

This symposium spotlights local industry specialists as they address hot topics of concern to CEO/CFO and HR executives.

What Trump’s Tax Plan Means to Your Business, How to Maximize Your Company’s Value and Guidance on the New Lease Accounting Rules
Calvin Hedman, CPA/President
Hedman Partners


California Minefields for Employers: Wage and Hour Audits, Civil Actions, Class Action and Private Attorneys General Act Claims. How to Avoid Litigation and Comply with the Law
Alfred Landegger, Esq. Employment Law Attorney
Landegger Baron Law Group


ERISA Fiduciary Requirements for Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans and Department of Labor Investigations: How to Mitigate Risk
Sheryl C Bayani-Alzona, Esq. ERISA Attorney
Employee Benefits Law Group PC


Also, you will hear from Oppenheimer Funds with an International Market Outlook, MFS providing a U.S. Market Outlook and Pentegra Retirement Services with comments on the New Fiduciary Rule.

This event is brought to by Your Friends at Wells Fargo Advisors Terri McGray, CFP© Sr Financial Advisor/First Vice President-Investments
The views expressed by the presenters are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo Advisors or its affiliates. This event is supported and financially sponsored by Oppenheimer Funds, MFS Investments and Pentegra Retirement Services. It is educational in nature and no company -specific products will be discussed.
Wells Fargo Advisors
2829 Townsgate Rd Ste 215 ■ Westlake Village, CA 91361

Human Resources Forum: “The Fair Pay Act – All Things Considered”

Presented by Landegger Baron Law Group Partner, Roxanne E. Verano.

When: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Time: Registration: 11:30AM, Presentation: 12:00PM
Where: Commerce Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce, Commerce CA
Lower Level Conference room located at: 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Commerce, CA 90040
Cost: Free for members, $15 for non-members

About the Human Resources Forum

Provides information and updates to Chamber companies regarding: labor and employment legal developments; forum for discussion of employee issues; changes in the law that will affect employers; available insurance and benefit plans; and, informative presentation for Chamber members.  The Committee is comprised of Chamber members/representatives who have the responsibility for human resource functions at their employment.  Also, related vendors/suppliers (i.e., insurance, benefits, personnel suppliers) are welcome.

Lunch Sponsored by:

Landegger Baron Selected for “Chairman’s Award of Excellence” from GSFV Chamber of Commerce

On May 19, 2017 Landegger Baron Law Group was given the “Chairman’s Award of Excellence” by the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce

Left to right: Roxana E. Verano, Partner. Jennifer Raphel Komsky, Esq. Oscar E. Rivas, Partner. SFV Chamber Chairman: Mark Levinson, Esq.

The Chairman’s Award of Excellence is selected solely by the Chamber’s Chairman of the Board to recognize an outstanding Chamber member for their ingenuity, teamwork, creativity, and contributions to the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber’s success.

Through Landegger Baron Law Group’s support and partnerships, the Chamber has launched new employment and labor law programs that have allowed the Chamber to expand its compliance assistance to the business community. The Chamber salutes Landegger Baron Law Group for their commitment to moving the Chamber forward in significant ways and looks forward to working with the team for many years to come.

Nonprofit Board Matchmaking Mixer DTLA Edition

Our Firm is very excited to support the Board Matchmaking Mixer hosted by Envision Consulting being held on Thursday, May 25th at the NOVO Lounge at LA LIVE.  Please click the registration link below for this exclusive and complimentary event.

Who should register?   The intent is to match successful nonprofit organizations with successful community leaders looking to serve and lend their expertise and professional talent. Our Firm is interested in seeing our nonprofit clients grow and prosper by providing sound counsel and enlisting amazing resources through events and organizations that support nonprofits.

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing some fun and lively conversations. This will be an evening where eager-to-grow organizations and potential Board members can mix and mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres…and…you may just find your perfect Match!!

RSVP: http://www.envisionnonprofit.com/mixer

“An Evening With Our Stars” – Boys and Girls Club West Valley

“Lights! Camera! Action!”


With those words, the magic of moviemaking begins. For more than a century, motion pictures have been created in the San Fernando Valley, so it is appropriate that the Boys & Girls Club salute the movies and our organization’s benefactors at a Great Futures Gala on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel,

The movie-themed evening will include entertainment, gourmet dinner, and a silent and live auction. We’ll be putting our own superstars in the spotlight for their support of the Club and its activities.

When: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 6:30PM Reception & Silent Auction, 7:30PM Awards & Dinner
Where: Warner Center Marriot Hotel

The evening’s honorees will be:

Corporate Caring for Kids Award — Farmers Insurance
Robert D. Voit Award — Gary M. Thomas (for his lifetime support of the Club)
Champion of Youth Award — Allen M. Lawrence
Excellent Elected Award – Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield

We invite supporters of the Club to become sponsors at the Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Sponsors receive recognition at the event, inclusion in a variety of materials including advertising in the Los Angeles Daily News and the Warner Center News, their name and/or logo on the Club website, and other benefits.

More importantly, your support will help the Club to continue to carry out its mission of inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

For sponsorship information, tickets, and further information, contact Jan Sobel at 818-610-1054 or j.sobel@wvbgc.org.

“That’s a wrap, folks!”

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley Gala Dinner & Auction

Gala Dinner & Auction
14th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction
Four Seasons, Westlake
October 22, 2016
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Additional Information Coming Soon!

Check out the 2015 Gala Dinner & Auction video:

For more information: http://bgcconejo.org/calendar/2016-events/gala-dinner-auction.aspx

11th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism Fundraiser


The 11th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser will feature a VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner catered by Four Seasons Hotel award-winning chefs, and an exciting program of celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a special tribute to
our 2016 honorees (TBA). Please, join us for this unforgettable night of giving!

A semi-formal affair
4:30 pm
Guests Arrival, Silent Auction, Cocktail Reception

Seated Dinner, Live Auction, Tribute Awards

For more information and tickets: http://www.denimanddiamondsforautism.net/evening

MENTOR AWARDS GALA by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

For more than 110 years, Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services has walked alongside at-risk children rebuilding their precious lives and now it’s your turn to help make a difference!

2016 OYHFS Mentor Awards Gala

Thu Oct 20th 5:30pm – 9:30pm
The California Club538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA map

OYHFS Mentor Awards Gala 2016
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Silent Auction: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Entertainment: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The California Club 538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: 323-443-3023
Invitation: Click Here

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Legal Alert: Important Updates to California Paid Sick Leave Laws

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed SB 616, introducing updates to California Paid Sick Leave laws that go into effect on January 1, 2024. This alert summarizes the key modifications in SB 616 you should be aware of. More Sick Leave Current law allows employees to accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 […]

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New CA Supreme Court Decision Could have Big Effect on Arbitration Agreements

On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”). The Uber case centers on how employee arbitration agreements can impact an employee’s ability to bring a PAGA lawsuit against a current or former employer. A quick primer for those of you have […]

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New for 2023 California Employment Laws

View webinar presented by Kristina Kourasis, Landegger Verano and Davis that highlights recent changes to California’s employment laws, including recently passed legislation and what policies and practices employers should update in 2023 as a result. Topics will include California Privacy Act, Updated Minimum Wage, Changes to leave laws requirements and more. Click to view the […]

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Employers with Five or More Employees Must Provide Bereavement Leave

By:  Rebecca L. Gombos, Esq. On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 1949 (“AB 1949”) into law, which amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to require covered employers to provide eligible employees with 5 days of unpaid bereavement leave. Who Must Provide Bereavement Leave?” AB 1949 applies to employers with […]

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Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law is Extended to December 31, 2022 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief

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Disclosure of Pay Scales on Job Listings and Expanding Pay Data Reporting Requirements in California

By Roxana E. Verano, Esq. & Renia Zadourian, Esq. Senate Bill No. 1162 (SB 1162) signed by Governor Newsom on September 27, 2022, and effective January 1, 2023, requires California Employers to submit additional employees’ pay data to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD, formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing) and to proactively […]

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Minimum Wage & Exempt Employee Wage Increase for 7-1-2022 & 1-1-2023

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DIR Release Additional Guidance on COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Department of Industrial Relations Releases additional guidance on COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Employers All employees working for employers with 26 or more employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of 2022 COVID-19 related paid sick leave from January 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022, immediately upon an oral or written request with […]

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