Webinar Invitation: Summer 2022 California Employment Law Update

Webinar: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (noon to 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.

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. We'll cover topics including:

Arbitration Agreements:  Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that an arbitration agreement may require arbitration of individual California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) claims; litigation update regarding California’s statutory ban on mandatory employee arbitration agreements; recommended updates to employee arbitration agreement forms.

COVID-19 Pandemic Legal Update:  We'll review the complex pandemic paid leave laws that remain in effect (and provide an up-to-date model policy template), current Cal-OSHA requirements and guidance for workplace safety, recent legal developments concerning vaccination requirements, and the pending California Supreme Court ruling that will decide whether employers can be held liable when employees spread COVID-19 to their households.

Layoffs:  With layoffs on the rise, we’ll provide a general review and update on special laws and best practices relating to layoffs, including special requirements for severance and release agreements, assessing wrongful termination claim risks with respect to employee layoff selection, recommended documentation to support the business case for a layoff and layoff selections, and the California and federal WARN Acts.

Leave of Absence Update:  Recent legal developments, including a court ruling that mere discouragement of taking leave can violate FMLA (even without denying a leave request).

Wage & Hour Law Update: Review of minimum pay requirements for exempt and non-exempt employees, including recent increases.

Other Developments:  Including a $2 billion jury verdict in favor of Appian based upon a claim of employee trade secret theft, and a California Court of Appeal ruling that an at-will employee could sue for alleged misrepresentation in the hiring process about the kind of work the employee would perform (under California Labor Code Section 970).

Attendees will receive detailed PowerPoint slides and 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: Tuesday, August 9, 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.

You may also forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

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:

[email protected]; 408-486-9955.

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