Webinar: 2022 California Employment Law Update

Webinar: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (noon to 2:00 p.m. PST)

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We’re offering this in-depth 2-hour webinar to catch you up on a wide range of important new legal developments for California employers. (This program will cover more/updated content, and provide more written materials, than our recent 60-minute webinar Changes California Employers Need to Make by January 1, 2022.)

We’ll cover topics including:

  • Update on COVID-19 Related Law: Hot off the presses court rulings on vaccination requirements, how to handle religious and medical exemption requests to vaccination requirements, employee leave rights and the latest safety standards (including the new Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for employers with 100+ employees).
  • Review of Remote Work Legal Considerations: Key ingredients of a remote work policy; what expenses must an employer reimburse for remote work (e.g., internet, cellular service, supplies); remote work impact on what counts as “time worked” and reimbursable mileage; home office safety considerations.
  • Recent Employee Jury Verdicts: Including a $137 million jury award against Tesla in favor of a staffing agency worker for alleged racial harassment, and alleged failure to take appropriate corrective actions; $2.4 million verdict against AstraZeneca for alleged retaliation of an employee who had expressed compliance-related concerns, and was terminated shortly after returning from a medical leave.
  • Employee Handbook Updates: Updating leave policies to reflect recent amendments to the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”); some select, key updates and adjustments for employees working in non-California locations based upon state/local laws.
  • Employee Arbitration Agreements: Recent court ruling that reinstates (at least temporarily) California Assembly Bill 51’s ban on mandatory arbitration agreements; revision to the law stating that an employer waives arbitration by failing to pay arbitration fees within 30 days.
  • Severance/Release & Non-Disparagement Agreements: Agreement form updates required by California’s new “Silenced No More Act,” including a mandatory disclaimer to be added to non-disparagement clauses, and other prohibitions against agreements that would purport to ban current or former employees from disclosing information related to alleged harassment or discrimination.
  • Wage & Hour Law Update: New heightened pay requirements for exempt computer software professionals and “white collar” exempt employees; new minimum wage requirements for non-exempt employees. Also, a California court ruling that found time card rounding practices non-compliant.

Attendees will receive detailed PowerPoint slides and several additional written handouts. Time will also be reserved for answering attendee questions.

Your presenters will be attorneys Ray Hixson, Brian Nagatani, and Mary Wang who are partners of the law firm Hixson Nagatani LLP. Hixson Nagatani LLP advises and represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters. The firm provides advice and counsel on proactive steps that employers should take to ensure compliance and minimize legal risks, including with respect to creating and updating personnel policies and practices, personnel-related forms, risk assessment of contemplated personnel actions, and managers’ legal training. The firm also defends employers against actual and threatened employee claims, including claims made in state and federal courts, arbitration, and government agencies.

Continuing education credits: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review. This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of MCLE for California attorneys.

Date & Time:

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST

Registration fee: Clients of Hixson Nagatani LLP may attend for no charge by entering the promo code: HNFIRMCLIENT. Client status will be verified before approving registrations. For non-clients, there is a $50 registration fee to be paid at the time of registration. No check payments accepted.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: WHEN YOU ENTER THE WEBINAR PROGRAM AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF DIALING INTO A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL OR USING AUDIO OVER YOUR COMPUTER. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU DIAL INTO THE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL, AND ENTER THE AUDIO PIN THAT WILL BE PROVIDED (I.E., INSTEAD OF USING AUDIO OVER YOUR COMPUTER). AUDIO IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO HEAR OVER THE COMPUTER UNLESS YOU HAVE STAND-ALONE SPEAKERS ATTACHED TO YOUR COMPUTER OR USE HEADPHONES.

If you have any questions, please contact Yahaira Ortiz, Office Manager: yahaira@hnemploymentlaw.com; 408-486-9955.