On-Demand Webinar: 2024 California Employment Law Update

Program Duration: 2 hour

Registration Fee: $75 per registrant. Clients of Hixson Nagatani LLP may register at no charge by entering the promo code: HNFIRMCLIENT. Registrants who previously paid to attend the live version of this webinar may register for the on-demand webinar free of charge by entering the promo code: PAIDFORLIVE. Promo code eligibility will be reviewed for all registrants before approving the registration.

You may access the program’s handouts by clicking the gotowebinar handouts icon after accessing the program.

We're offering this in-depth 2-hour on-demand webinar to catch you up on a wide range of important new legal developments for California employers. (This program will cover additional/updated content, and provide more written materials, than our November 15, 2023 60-minute webinar Changes California Employers Need to Make by January 1, 2024.) We'll cover topics including:

  • Updating Employee Handbooks: How California employers need to update their employee handbooks to comply with changes in the law for 2024, including with respect to sick leave, reproductive loss leave, and new laws in other states/cities affecting leave and other policies (e.g., Chicago, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Virginia).
  • New Notice & Disclosure Requirements: A roundup of new notice and disclosure requirements in California and other states, including with respect to non-compete agreements, and a mandatory "Bill of Rights" disclosure for employees in New York City.
  • New Retaliation Presumption Law: How California Senate Bill 497 creates a legal presumption of retaliation for terminations (and other adverse actions) taken within 90 days of a wide range of employee protected activities; how to account for this when conducting termination legal risk assessments.
  • Workplace Violence: Detailed review of new requirements to publish a workplace violence prevention plan, provide related training, and maintain a violent incident log (a model log will be provided/reviewed).
  • Wage & Hour Law Update: Increased minimum wage and exempt salary requirements for 2024; U.S. Department of Labor's proposed changes to overtime exemption requirements under federal law; updates on positions taken by various states on requiring separation payout for unused unlimited vacation or PTO.
  • Severance Agreements Update: Changes in law regarding severance/release agreement requirements, including differing standards for supervisors and non-supervisors under federal law, and new restrictions enacted by the State of New York.
  • Background Checks & Substance Abuse: New California regulations affecting consideration of job applicants' and employees' criminal history; we'll provide and review a model individualized assessment form; and, changes in the law regarding tests and inquiries about Cannabis use.
  • Lessons from Recent Large Legal Judgments/Settlements: Including settlement of recruiters' overtime claims for $3.2 million, Google's $27 million settlement of employee claims that overbroad confidentiality policies infringed on their employee speech rights, $41.49 million jury award to a Kaiser employee for retaliation (including failure to investigate allegations), and more.

Registrants can download the program handouts by clicking the gotwebinar handouts icon after accessing the program.

This is an edited recording of a webinar presented by Ray Hixson, Brian Nagatani and Mary Wang on January 17, 2024. Please note that the webinar does not address changes in the law since the original program date. Please also note that the webinar provides only general information about the law, and does not constitute legal advice. Companies or individual seeking legal advice should retain counsel.

Please note that HR and attorney continuing education credits are not available for watching this recorded program.

You may access the program’s handouts by clicking the gotowebinar handouts icon after accessing the program.

Additional on-demand webinar are available on our website's resources page.

Employers seeking further guidance may contact any of the firm's attorneys.

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