Upcoming Events


Webinar: New 2017 Employment Laws, Regulations, and Key 2016 Court Rulings

Join us for our presentation on California’s new 2017 employment laws, regulations, and significant court rulings over the course of 2016. In addition, the presentation will include a brief review of anticipated developments regarding the Affordable Care Act and immigration considerations under the Trump Administration. Topics to be covered include:

A review of key new 2017 employment related laws in California-

  • SB 3: Minimum wage increase
  • SB 1001: Employment verification violations - new penalties for non-compliance
  • AB 1063: Fair Pay Act is expanded to include race and ethnicity
  • AB 1667: Wage Discrimination based on gender is prohibited
  • AB 1732: Single-user restrooms must be modified for use by all genders
  • AB 1843: Juvenile background checks
  • AB 2230: Overtime for private school teachers
  • AB 2337: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking, Notice of Rights
  • AB 2393: Interaction of sick and parental leave for classified school employees
  • AB 2535: Wage statement clarification for exempt employees
  • Proposition 64: Legalized marijuana
  • New 1-9 Form

A review of significant case law in 2016-

  • Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., (2016) No. S224853: “On-Call” rest breaks
  • Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express (2016) 2 Cal. App. 5th 1028:  Employee's association with a physically disabled person is protected under FEHA
  • Corbin v. Time Warner, 821 F. 3d 1069 (9th Cir. 2016): Rounding practice requirements
  • Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (2016) 63 Cal.4th 1: Suitable seating for employees.
  • McLean v. State of California (2016) 1 Cal.5th 615: Payment of final wages to employees who retire.
  • Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc., 246 Cal. App. 4th 1027 (2016): Timing of rest breaks
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo (2016) 136 S. Ct. 1036: Expert testimony allowed to establish hours worked in donning and doffing case
  • Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP (9th Cir. 2016) 2016 WL 4433080: Requiring employees to pursue litigation by arbitration only violates NLRA

A review of key 2016 regulations-

  • EEOC’s Final Rule on Wellness Programs, new EEO-1 reporting requirements and enforcement guidance on retaliation, mental health
  • Changes to FEHA regulations addressing discrimination and harassment
  • DOL’s expanded definition of “joint employer”
  • OSHA’s new record-keeping rule and its impact on automatic drug testing following work related injuries

An employee benefits update-

DLSE Opinion Letter on calculation of paid sick leave for commissioned employees

Price: $100.00

Date: March 3, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Webinar: Legalized Marijuana in California and Its Impact on Workplace Policies

Join us for a webinar on March 16, 2017 to learn about recent developments regarding legalized marijuana in California and it's impact on workplace policies.

In this webinar we will also review:

  • The “Adult Use of Marijuana" Act (Prop 64)
  • OSHA’s Final Rule on “Injury Tracking and Use of Disciplinary, Incentive or Drug Testing Programs"
  • The Risks of Automatic Post-Injury Drug Testing Policies
  • Workplace Substance Abuse Policies
  • Medical Marijuana and Accommodating a Disability
  • Drug and Rehabilitation Leave

Presented by Troy W. Slaten, Esq. and Bernadette M. O'Brien, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Troy Slaten, Esq., is a Partner at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly and the managing attorney of the firm's criminal defense practice. Mr. Slaten is an expert in criminal defense and frequent contributor to CNN on criminal law matters. He has been a key speaker at numerous employment law conferences on the topic of substance abuse in the workplace, medical marijuana and employee drug testing. Mr. Slaten is also certified to administer and evaluate Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). He is certified on the Alcosensor Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) device commonly used in DUI investigations. He regularly attends seminars and lectures on criminal defense and DUI defense. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, National College of DUI Defense, California DUI Lawyers Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Bernadette M. O'Brien is a partner at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP and an SPHR certified/SHRM-SCP Human Resources Executive. Ms. O'Brien serves as general counsel and executive advisor to the law firm's Human Resources (HR) Department and is managing attorney of the firm's employment law department. She is a published author, distinguished speaker, and website content developer.

Price: $100.00

Date: March 16, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

7th Annual Employment Law Conference

7th Annual Employment Law Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration:  $195.00
**Early Bird Pricing Ends 3/16/17**

Click here to Register for the 7th Annual Employment Law Conference

Price: $235.00

Date: April 28, 2017