Webinar Invitation: 2024 Mid-Year California Employment Law Update

Webinar: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (noon to 2:00 p.m. PDT)

2024 has gotten off to a fast start, with a wide range of important employment law developments in the first half of the year. Attend our 2024 Mid-Year California Employment Law Update for updates on topics including:

  • Wage & Hour Law: New form of mandatory new hire notice to non-exempt employees under California Labor Code Section 2810.5; federal law increases in the minimum salary required for overtime exemptions; California Supreme Court rulings that further clarify what counts as compensable time (in the context of security checks, travel time, and having to remain onsite without working), and that an employer’s good faith belief in the compliance of its itemized wage statements (pay stubs) barred an award of penalties.
  • Discrimination & Retaliation: U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the requirement to show “significant harm” for a discrimination claim, and in another case held that an employee was not required to prove retaliatory intent to succeed with a retaliation claim.
  • Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements: New regulation by the Federal Trade Commission that bans most non-competition agreements, and requires employers to provide formal notice to employees with invalid non-competes that they are no longer bound by them; National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) actions against non-competes and non-solicits; interaction between federal and state laws.
  • Outside Employment: NLRB opinion that a policy restricting outside employment violates federal law.
  • Workplace Violence: Checklist to ensure that your company has satisfied California’s workplace violence prevention requirements that took effect July 1, 2024; review of recently published Cal-OSHA guidance regarding the same.
  • Arbitration: California court ruling that an employee was not required to arbitrate claims of sexual harassment under her arbitration agreement.
  • Significant Jury Verdicts: Lessons for all employers from an $80 million jury verdict for three Zurich employees who were terminated for taking unofficial time off allegedly approved by their supervisors; $14 million jury verdict for UCLA professor who claimed discrimination and constructive discharge.
  • Key Updates in Other States: Some key legal updates in other states where many of our clients have employees, including Illinois (new rules on mandatory Illinois paid leave, and Chicago paid leave and sick leave, and Cook County paid leave), Minnesota (sick and safe time), New York (requirement to post and distribute the New York City Workers Bill of Rights, new state laws on paid lactation breaks, new requirements for independent contractor agreements, new paid prenatal leave requirement), and Oregon (family and medical leave changes).

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. Our application for renewal of California MCLE credit is pending approval.

Date & Time:

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT

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 $75 registration fee to be paid at the time of registration. No check payments accepted.

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If you have any questions, please contact Yahaira Ortiz, Office Manager: [email protected]; 408-486-9955.

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