2024 Conference Agenda

2024 Annual Employment Law Seminar

AGENDA

7:45 am to 8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am to 8:45 am: Opening Remarks
Presented by Amanda A. Manukian, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Alden J. Parker, Esq., Sacramento Regional Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

8:45 am to 10:15 am: “No Wonder Mickey and Minnie Went to Florida!: California 2024 Legislative and Caselaw Update”
Presented by Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR, Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Alden J. Parker, Esq., Sacramento Regional Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

10:15 am to 10:30 am: Morning Break

10:30 am to 12:00 pm: “What’s New from the California Civil Rights Department”
Presented by Kara Brodfuehrer, Senior Fair Employment and Housing Counsel at California Civil Rights Department, Education and Outreach

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch – Keynote Speaker, Wayne Partello

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions #1

  1. “Can You Imagine if Peter Parker Had Work Restrictions?: The Challenges of Inconsistent Work Comp Work Restrictions and the Crossover Obligations between WC and FEHA/ADA”
    Presented by Amanda A. Manukian, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Fisher Philips Attorney-TBA

  2. “The Seven Dwarfs Have a PAGA Case: California Wage and Hour Update (Including the Latest on Meal and Rest Break Requirements)”
    Presented by Eric E. Ostling, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Christopher Alvarez, Esq., Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

  3. “Goofy is a Hazard: Best Practices for Effective Management of an Initial Work Comp Claim”
    Presented by Daniel R. Brown, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, Kyle R. Uebelhardt, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Terry L. Smith, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP and Retired Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge

  4. “Alice in Wonderland: Update on Key Strategies for Defending WC Complex Litigation”
    Presented by Michael G. McConville, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Carey A. Guynes, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm: Afternoon Break

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions #2

  1. “Tiana’s Step Forward: Strategies for Understanding Implicit Bias in the Workplace and Its Impact on Costly Discrimination Claims”
    Presented by John B. Floyd, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, Fisher Phillips Attorney-TBA, and Industry Expert

  2. “Sleeping Beauty’s Work Comp Claim: Strategies for Defending Work Comp Claims Based on Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment”
    Presented by John M. Langevin, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, Phuong N. Nguyen, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Louisa M. Graw, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP

  3. “I Feel Like Kylo Ren is Always Watching: California Privacy Laws and Employer Compliance Requirements”
    Presented by David G. Graziani, Esq., Associate Attorney at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Usama Kahf, Esq., Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

  4. “Donald Duck Has an Anger Management Issue: California’s New Workplace Violence Law (SB 553) and Cal/OSHA’s Expected Enforcement”
    Presented by Tim E. Simmen, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, Hannah Sweiss, Esq., Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP,  and Joseph Paulino, Chief of Police for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Afternoon Session – “How Do You Maximize Your Magic Key Pass and Still Protect Your Job?: An Update on California’s Myriad of Complex Leave Laws”
Presented by Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR, Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, James Lodenquai, Human Resources Director for Vallarta Supermarkets, and Todd Scherwin, Esq., Regional Managing Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

4:30 pm to 4:45 PM: Closing Remarks and Raffle
Presented by Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR, Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and Alden J. Parker, Esq., Sacramento Regional Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

4:45 pm to 6:00 pm: Cocktail Hour

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