Child Care Resource Center 2015 Policy Forum

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) believes that every child deserves to be supported in a high quality, safe and nurturing environment that cultivates child, family and community well-being. On April 9, 2015, they will host an interactive Policy Forum, Building Child Care and Early Learning for 21st Century Families, featuring a panel of highly sought after and distinguished early care and education gurus from around the country. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities around this social priority. Now is the time for child development professionals, business and political leaders, parents, and community members to support improvements in the access to AND affordability of child care and early learning programs.

  • Walter S. Gilliam – Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy; Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
  • Lynette Fraga – Executive Director, Child Care Aware® of America
  • Erin Gabel – Deputy Director of External and Governmental Affairs, First 5 California
  • Tonia McMillian – Family Child Care Provider and Co-Chair of Raising California Together
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Northridge Hospital Foundation 25th Annual Golf Classic

Top Players, Oscar Rivas Esq. and Tim Simmen, Esq. will lead team Landegger Baron in support of this annual Golf Classic to raise funds for our non-profit friends at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Monday, May 11, 2015
North Ranch Country Club
Westlake Village, CA

To register online please visit

For further information please contact Jen Zeltser at (818) 885-5341 ext. 3


Walk 4 Youth by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Walk 4 Youth by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Optimist-Youth-Homes-Family-Services-Walk-4-Youth-WalkathonFor more than 109 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!

Please join in support of their 4th Annual Walk 4 Youth WALKATHON. Every step you take is a commitment towards helping disadvantaged kids from the City of Los Angeles.

Walkathon Information

When: April 26, 2015
OYHFS Main Campus
Suggested Minimum Pledge Goal:
Course Distance:
5k (approximately 3 miles)
Fundraising Goal: $20,000
Al and Sil Orlando, OYHFS WalkathonRefreshments: Continental Breakfast to start you off and Water Station at mid-point of walk.
Course Description: Begins at Optimist Youth Homes main campus and through the Historic Route 66 on Figueroa Street. (1) Go south on FIgueroa, (2) make a right on York, (3) circle around Burger King and make a right on Hamlet, (4) then a left on Figueroa to return to Optimist.

Click Here to Register Online
Click Here for More Information About Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

New Batch of Guidance on FFCRA From The Department of Labor

In our prior e-mail regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), we summarized the new federal legislation extending leave benefits to employees affected by the spread of COVID-19 and stated that further guidance to employers would be forthcoming from the Department of Labor. On March 26, 2020, the Department of Labor provided guidance on the […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Effective April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that the effective date of the emergency leaves provided through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be April 1, 2020. Based on the language in the bill, the effective date was believed by many to be April 2. The DOL announced the effective date […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary

Last night the President signed into law a sweeping legislative package in response to the COVID-19 epidemic called “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” The Act contains leave provisions applicable to private employers with fewer than 500 employees, as well as some governmental employers. The act also provides some important relief for individuals who are […]

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Employers…Avoid the Common Mistakes in Hiring Based on Criminal Background Checks.

By Rodrigo J. Torres, Esq. As part of an effort to hire the most desirable applicants, many employers run criminal background checks on applicants. While most employers are familiar with the required notices and disclosures before running background checks, many may not be familiar with California’s requirements that apply whenever an employer makes an employment […]

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How to Avoid Liability at the Company Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again!  Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! Your staff has put in another year of blood, sweat and tears and everybody is excited about the long-awaited holiday office party. Finally, you can relax with your co-workers and celebrate the season of giving together.  The party was a big success according […]

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Kristina Kourasis, Esq. appointed to the Board of Directors

The Landegger Baron Law Group is pleased to announce that Kristina Kourasis, Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kourasis has been very active within the Chamber membership and regularly provides much needed employment law guidance and training for the business community. “Employers […]

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Special Recognition For Patrick E. White, III, Esq.

Landegger Baron Law Group, an employment defense law firm located in Encino, California, is pleased to announce that Patrick E. White III has been selected to the 2019 California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at […]

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How To Handle Unemployment Insurance Claims By Employees Who Were Fired For Misconduct?

Unemployment benefits claims are ubiquitous in the employment landscape. “The fundamental purpose of California’s Unemployment Insurance Code is to reduce the hardship of unemployment by providing benefits for persons unemployed through no fault of their own.”[1] However, what can an employer do to challenge an unemployment claim by a claimant who was terminated for misconduct?[2] […]

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New Labor Laws for 2019 Webinar

2019 Legal Update for Employers Getting up-to-date with new Employment and Wage and Hour Laws Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce presents a webinar on Thursday January 11 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This webinar is FREE to chamber members and $20 to non-members RSVP ONLINE HERE  EMPLOYMENT LAW TOPICS THAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO […]

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By: Rebecca L. Gombos, Esq. and Kristina Kourasis, Esq. With California’s new sexual harassment laws, we expect sexual harassment claims to increase as the floodgates of reporting have opened up, prompting many to revisit their workplace policies and training. What is not obvious to many companies is how to deal with this change. With the […]

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