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. This program combines a comprehensive review of a broad range 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.
The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized employer and employee advocates, in-house counsel, and regulatory and judicial officers, all of whom will share their perspectives, insights, and experiences.
What you will learn
Year-in-Review: a summary of important United States and California Supreme Court and other appellate case law that California practitioners need to know; and regulatory developments
- How Dukes v. Wal-Mart is changing the class action landscape
- Hear valuable tips about litigating employment discrimination cases
- Master the key wage and hour developments
- Views from the Bench and juries: what every practitioner must know
- The impact of social media on the workplace
- Earn one full hour of Ethics credit
- Earn Elimination of Bias credit
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.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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
Erwin Chemerinsky, Timothy J. Long
10:15 Key Wage and Hour Developments
- Wage and hour update
- Independent contractor vs. employee status
- How state and federal agency coordination is raising compliance stakes
- Aftermath of Brinker
Todd F. Jackson, Robert R. Roginson, Susan Seletsky
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Views from the Bench and Juries: What Every Practitioner Must Know
- Tips from the bench concerning dos and don’ts
- Trial perspectives from employer and employee advocates
- What jurors want to hear - or not?
- The true purpose of voir dire
Oswald B. Cousins, Hon. Teri L. Jackson, J. Lee Meihls, Larry Organ
12:30 Roundtable Luncheon and Networking Break
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Workplace
- 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
Patricia K. Gillette, Delia Y. Guevara, Greg J. Richardson
2:45 Class and Pattern Cases: Emerging Trends and Issues
- Dukes/Class action update: How Dukes is changing the landscape
- Duran v. U.S. Bank: Lessons for California practitioners
- The use of statistical sampling and representative testimony to prove liability
- Class action waivers
Apalla U. Chopra, David Offen-Brown, Roberta L. Steele, Paul F. White
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Ethical Issues Arising Out of the Use of Social Media
- Limitations on an employer’s ability to monitor and control
- The evolving view of the NLRB on social media issues
- Using social media in litigation
- Ethical considerations for attorneys when using or accessing social media
Amira Day Dallafior, Linda Lye, Anne G. Purcell
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
~ Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Delia Y. Guevara
~ Director, General Litigation, Law Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
~ Staff Attorney, ACLU Foundation of Northern California
~ Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
Anne G. Purcell
~ Associate General Counsel, Division of Operations Management, National Labor Relations Board
~ Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
San Francisco Seminar Location
PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 498-2800.
San Francisco Hotel Accommodations
The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Call (800) 917-7456 seven days a week from 6:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT) and mention you are attending this program at Practising Law Institute to receive the preferred rate. For online reservations, go to www.sfpalace.com/pli to receive the preferred rate.
Due to high demand we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.
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