2021 Virtual Conference Agenda

Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin’s 2021 “Virtual HR and Employment Law Conference”


8:30 am to 10:00 am: A review of new employment laws in effect as of January 1, 2021, including amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act; new COVID-19 reporting requirements; new supplemental paid sick leave law; AB 1947-extension of statute of limitations for filing a discrimination complaint with the DLSE; SB 973-new reporting requirements for pay data; AB 979-Corporate Board of Directors; new laws related to employment of minors; update on deadline for required sexual harassment training; and AB 1281-California Consumer Privacy Act.
Presented by Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR, Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin.

10:00 am to 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am: Key Tips for Defending Work Comp COVID-19 Claims in 2021; Topics will include investigations, contract tracing and discovery challenges.
Presented by Amanda A. Manukian, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm: Wage and hour update including a review of AB 2257 on worker classification; SB 1384 which expands the Labor Commissioners ability to represent claimants; AB 1512 and AB 2479 on rest breaks; local and minimum wage increases; AB 51 update on arbitration agreements; salary increase for computer software engineers and “physicians and surgeons”; and AB 3075 on successor employer liability for unpaid wages.
Presented by Susan A. Rodriguez, Esq.

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm: Break

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm: The challenges of defending “COVID-19 Long Haulers” claims, and a medical update on COVID-19.
Presented by John B. Floyd, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, and Nachman Brautbar, M.D.

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm: Workers’ compensation legislative and caselaw update.
Presented by Kyle Uebelhardt, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin.