Why you should attend
PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives.
What you will learn
- Year-In-Review: a summary of important United States and California Supreme Court and federal and state appellate case law developments
- Key developments in Federal and California wage-and-hour law
- Federal and California trends in disability discrimination, including tips on addressing accommodation
- The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan: What it means for employers and employees
- Whistleblower claims - plaintiff and employer perspectives
Who should attend
This program is designed for professionals who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of often subtle and rapidly evolving issues in employment law compliance. Plaintiff and management attorneys, in-house counsel, compliance officials, human resources executives and government enforcement agency staff will all benefit from this program.
PLI Group Discounts
Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 260-4PLI.
PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm
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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.
All times are P.D.T.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Timothy J. Long
9:15 Year in Review
- U.S. Supreme Court updates
- Key California State and Appellate Court Decisions
- What was not decided in the last year
- A peek into the future
Timothy J. Long, Gillian Lester
10:15 Key Wage and Hour Developments
- Update on relevant California court decisions
- Independent contractor vs. employee status
- Regulatory priorities employers need to be aware of
- Fall-out from Brinker
Robert R. Roginson, Jahan C. Sagafi
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Accommodating Disabilities and Pregnancy
- Important considerations for employers when responding to accommodation requests
- Regulatory priorities of the DFEH
- Developments and trends in pregnancy discrimination law
- How plaintiffs’ counsel evaluate accommodation claims
Phyllis W. Cheng, Noah Lebowitz, Tracey S. Lesetar
12:30 Elimination of Bias Roundtable Luncheon
- Defining diversity and bias in today’s legal workplace
- Breaking down unconscious barriers despite organizational commitment to diversity
- Diversity and inclusion strategies: what’s working today; where are the new opportunities?
- Best practices for promoting inclusiveness
Joan C. Williams
1:45 Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
- Update on recent cases
- Impact of Dodd-Frank on California employers
- Challenges of litigating retaliation and whistleblower cases
- Trends in 2013 and beyond
Aaron L. Agenbroad, David A. Lowe, Lawrence H. Wexler
2:45 Trends with Class and Pattern Cases in California
- Compliance challenges for employers
- Case law developments
- Important trends for practitioners
- Impact of the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for California employers
Apalla U. Chopra, Roberta L. Steele, William R. Tamayo
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Ethical Considerations in Trade Secret Litigation: A California Employment Law Case Study
- Joint representation issues
- The attorney-client privilege: who holds it and to what does it apply?
- Potential conflicts minefields
- Whether Plaintiff or Defendant: different considerations?
Vanessa L. Holton, Mindy M. Morton, Michael D. Weil
Phyllis W. Cheng
~ Director, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, State of California, State and Consumer Services Agency
Vanessa L. Holton
~ Assistant Chief Counsel, California Department of Industrial Relations
~ Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
William R. Tamayo
~ Regional Attorney, San Francisco District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Joan C. Williams
~ Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, UC Hastings College of Law
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PLI's Live Webcasts
are approved for MCLE credit (unless otherwise noted in the product description
) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York2
, Oklahoma, Oregon*, Pennsylvania4
, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia5
, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*.*PLI will apply for credit upon request.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
Note that some states limit the number of credit hours attorneys may claim for online CLE activities, and state rules vary with regard to whether online CLE activities qualify for participatory or self-study credits. For more information, refer to your state CLE website or call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (4754) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.