2018 Employment Law Update & Best Practices Seminar

When:
Wednesday, November 29,2017
Or Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 8:00AM to 10AM
Where: 2 dates and 2 locations:
11-29-17 Seminar: Braemar Country Club, Tarzana
4001 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA 91356
11-30-17 Seminar: City Club Los Angeles
555 S. Flower St. 51st Floor, Los Angeles. CA. 90071
Cost: $75.00 (Complimentary to INSURENEX clients), includes Continental Breakfast

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You’re invited to join other business owners and HR managers to the 2018 Employment Law Update & Best Practices Seminar presented by INSURENEX.  Law expert Oscar E. Rivas, Esq., and HR Consultant Carmen Torres will bring you up to date with the employment law changes taking place in 2018, how to best manage and implement them.

Key areas to be covered:

  • Expansion of leave rights for employees
  • Continued changes to minimum wage laws
  • Expansion of “ban-the=box” rules by cities
  • Expansion of paid sick leave rights

Oscar E. Rivas, Esq.
Oscar is the head of the Class Action Department at Landegger Baron Law Group, ALC and has extensive experience defending both class and collective wage and hour lawsuits.  in addition to his class action work, his experience includes defending harassment, discrimination, retaliation, pregnancy, disability, and wrongful termination claims in State and Federal Court and in administrative proceedings before governmental agencies.

 

Carmen Torres, HR Consultant, My HR Specialist
Carmen’s extensive experience in the HR fields stretches back over twenty years. In this time, she has established a reputation for her ability to help create equitable, safe and collaborative workplace environments for countless small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit organizations.  Throughout her career, she has been sought out as a trusted advisor for her expertise in building HR departments that allow both employees and employers to be productive and flourish.

 

Employment Practices Liability – Common Pitfalls and Best Practices

Employment Practices Liability (EPL) has become one of the biggest risks impacting small and mid size organizations.  How to evaluate, plan and establish human resources practices and procedures is essential to protecting your organization’s profitability and success.  Join us for an expert panel presentation designed for business owners, administrators, and HR Directors.

Key areas to be covered:

  • Employment Practices Liability General Overview
  • Employee Discipline/Termination tips: “Avoiding Employer Jeopardy”
  • How to manage, discipline or terminate an employee who has a workers’ compensation claim
  • Breaks/Time and Attendance, the basic Do’s and Don’t’s

Speaker Panel:

  • Oscar E. Rivas, Esq., head of the Class Action Department at Landegger Baron Law Group
  • Ted Horton-Billard, principal at THB Consulting Services
  • Carmen Torres, My HR Specialist / INSURENEX (Moderator)
  • Sheldon Ekstrand, District Manager, Major Accounts at ADP
  • Carlow E. Alfaro, President, INSURENEX (Moderator)

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 8:00AM to 10AM
Where: Braemar Country Club, Tarzana
4001 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA 91356
Cost: Seminar Fee $75.00, includes Continental Breakfast and free self-parking

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Getting up-to-date with Current Labor Laws for 2017

2017 Legal Update for Employers Labor Law Workshop

When: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 8:30AM to 10AM, Registration at 8:15AM
Where: San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. 16360 Roscoe Blvd, 2nd Floor, Van Nuys
Cost: Free to Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce members, $10 for non-members.

EMPLOYMENT LAW TOPICS THAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW

  • The Employer’s obligations concerning the new minimum wage and exemption “salary test” increases
  • How to navigate through the maze of State and local paid sick leave laws
  • Learn about recent amendments to the Fair Pay Act and how it may affect your hiring practices
  • Learn about the importance of Employee Handbooks—Essential policies and practices
  • Discover how to effectively manage your risks and minimize employment law claims against your business.

OUR SPEAKER: Jennifer Raphael Komsky, Esq.  Jennifer earned her B.S. in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her J.D. Degree in 1997 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997. Jennifer successfully defends employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies. She also provides advice and guidance for litigation defense and avoidance.

NOTE: This program will be approved for 1.50 hours (California) recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR & GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre‐approved for recertification credit.”
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Employment Laws and Legal Actions That Impact Nonprofits

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4-6 pm
Cost: The workshop is free of charge, and refreshments will be provided.
Where: Strength United 14651 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, CA 91411
To Register: Contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or ashley.wright.2@csun.edu.

Valley Nonprofit Resources Workshop

Legal disputes and legal actions regarding employees are just about inevitable and costly, but their impact and cost can be minimized by Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policy, good record-keeping, regular and honest communication with employees, management and boards. Learn how to comply with state and federal law, what forms and policies must be updated and other strategies to avoid litigation which will be discussed at this free workshop.

Landegger Baron Law Group founder Al Landegger counts many Valley nonprofits among his firm’s clients, and is a leading voice in the employment law field.  He will lead this Valley Nonprofit Resources workshop on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4-6 pm.  The workshop is free of charge, and refreshments will be provided.  It will be held at Strength United in Van Nuys.  For more information and to register, please contact VNR Project Coordinator Ashley Wright at 818/677-2774 or ashley.wright.2@csun.edu.

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Wage and Hour Laws, Trends and Class Actions: What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know

2017 Winter Executive’s Conference

When: February 21-24, 2017
Where: Marriott Valley Hotel & Spa, 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-8600
To Register: CACFS Registration Site

Landegger Baron founding Partner, Alfred J. Landegger is a featured Speaker at This Year’s Winter Conference in Napa Calif.

Whenever possible, Mr. Landegger lends his expertise and knowledge base to a host of Nonprofits throughout California and counts over fifty organizations as Firm clients. On February 21st, over one hundred representatives of California Nonprofits will gather for the annual California Alliance Winter conference held in beautiful Napa California.

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is the unifying force in the charge to lead change and provide support for the state’s children, youth and families. More than 125 Chief executives of organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations trust the California Alliance to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy to the Governor and Legislature.

Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now

Our own Jennifer Raphael Komsky and Marie D. Davis join forces to participate in the upcoming, Live Employment Law Seminar hosted by NBI.

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location:
Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn
550 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93001

Register & More Information: http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-74613ER%7C?

Hear Tips and Tactics from Experienced Practitioners

Stay up to date on the latest legislative changes and court decisions impacting your human resource practices! This essential course focuses on day-to-day issue spotting – covering current hot button issues and highlighting practical pointers to avoid and handle common problem areas. Experienced faculty will take you through the critical legal issues you need to know from hiring to firing – including wages and benefits, workplace privacy, discrimination, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn techniques from those with years in the field. Register today!

  • Stay up to date on the latest changes and cases in human resource law, including the Affordable Care Act.
  • Understand the legal do’s and don’ts during the interview process, including background checks and drug testing, drafting employment contracts, and hiring independent contractors and immigrants.
  • Ensure overtime and employee leave policies are compliant with the law.
  • Learn appropriate methods for calculating and tracking FMLA time.
  • Make sure employee handbooks contain the critical provisions necessary to keep them up to date with current issues.
  • Discuss the latest interpretations of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Know how to appropriately handle thorny employee behavior issues while ensuring privacy rights are upheld.
  • Set up proper discipline and firing procedures to avoid wrongful termination and retaliatory claims.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

Course Content

  1. The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law (Federal and State)
  2. Hiring/Recruiting
  3. Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date?: Essential Components and Sample Policies for Today’s Workplace
  4. Wage and Benefit Issues
  5. Discrimination and Harassment
  6. Employee Discipline and Termination
  7. Workplace Behavior and Privacy Issues

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 6.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

2017 LEGAL UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS…

…AND RELATED TOPICS THAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW.

When: January 18, 2017 11:30AM to 1PM
Cost: $15 Members (Commerce Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce or Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce)
$25 Non-Members or Pay at the Door
Info/RSVP: [email_cloak]pat@industrialcouncil.org[/email_cloak]
Where: Commerce Industrial Council Chamber, 6055 E Washington Blvd, Commerce, CA 90040, Lower Level Conference Room

 

Key Learning Points:

  • What are Employer’s obligations with the new minimum wage and exemption “salary
    test” increases?
  • How will Employers navigate State and local paid sick leave laws?
  • Learn how to avoid misclassifying your employees as exempt or independent
    contractors.
  • Discover Employee handbook essential policies and practices.
  • Find out how to manage the risks of employment law claims.

This program will be approved for 1.5 hours (California) recertification credit
hours toward PHR, SPHR & GPHR through the HR Certification Institute.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the
program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be preapproved
for recertification credit.”

2017 Employment Law Update & Best Practices Seminar

You’re invited to join other business owners and managers to the 2017  Employment Law Update & Best Practices Seminar presented by INSURENEX. Law expert Oscar E. Rivas, Esq., Partner at Landegger Baron Law Group, ALC., will bring you up to date with the employment law  changes taking  place in 2017 and how to best manage  them.

Key areas to be covered:

  • Fair Pay Act
  • New Pay Sick Leave  Act
  • FLSA Minimum wage for Exempt Employees
  • Independent  Contractor vs Employee
  • Developments on PAGA Wage an Hour
  • Law Compliant  Employee Handbook updates

When:

November 30,  2016, 8:00am to 10:00am

Where:

City Club Los  Angeles
555  S. Flower St, 51 st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Cost:  $40.00  (Complimentary ticket  for  INSURENEX client’s)
Includes Continental Breakfast (Parking $8 w/validation)

 Presented By:

Oscar Rivas Redone 2015Oscar  E. Rivas, Esq.

Oscar is the head of the Class Action Department at Landegger Baron Law Group, ALC and has extensive experience defending both class and collective wage and hour lawsuits on behalf of our clients. In addition to his class action work, Oscar handles single plaintiff employment litigation matters for the firm. His experience includes defending harassment, discrimination, retaliation, pregnancy, disability, and wrongful termination claims in State and Federal Court and in administrative proceedings before governmental agencies.  Oscar is a 2000 graduate of UCLA School of Law, and has practiced employment law for 11 years.

 

Please RSVP using Greenvelope, for payment or more information please contact Myrnna Enriquez  (818) 781-8112

Human Resources Forum September 21, 2016

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: Registration 11:30AM, Presentation 12:00AM
Where: Commerce Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce
Lower level conference room located at 6055 E. Washington Blvd, Commerce, CA 90040

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Topic: How Will Employers Avoid Needless Employment Law Litigation, let’s do it by the book.

Guest Speaker: Roxano Verano

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 presentations 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.

To attend, please RSVP to (323) 728-7222, or pat@industrialcouncil.org

iron-dog-fitnessLunch sponsored by Iron Dog Fitness

 

FMLA and Intermittent Leaves, Sponsored by NOVATime

2016_HRCI_PreApprovedSealsWhen: September 14, 2016 – 10:30AM
Where: Online Webinar

FMLA and Intermittent Leaves

As every HR professional knows, granting and administering FMLA leave can be full of legal landmines. Add the question of intermittent leaves into the mix, and you potentially have a recipe for disaster.

To learn how to avoid the legal landmines involved with managing FMLA and intermittent leaves, join our free leave webinar “FMLA and Intermittent Leaves.” Presented by Marie Davis of Landegger Baron Law Group, the webinar will cover:

  • Valid reasons for FMLA and intermittent leave
  • How to handle an employee’s job duties in cases of intermittent leave
  • How to count intermittent leave hours
  • What not to count as FMLA leave
  • Determining eligibility for intermittent leave
  • Compensation and Intermittent leave

Register here

Webinar access information will be emailed to you. Your personal data will not be sold. For details, please view NOVAtime’s Privacy Statement.

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