2020 Workshops

2020 New Laws

Presented by
R. Craig Scott, Esq.

Date:  January 16, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Always one of our most popular programs, this annual review of new legislation and important court cases will provide you with crucial information that will impact the employment arena in 2020 and beyond.

Not all laws apply to all employers. Therefore, HR managers need to understand applicable employment law to protect the rights of their employees. In the process, HR managers can help their companies avoid lawsuits, fines and legal expenses.

Employee Appraisals & Workplace Investigations

Presented by
Paul Fleck, Esq.

Date:  March 19, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Part 1 – Employee Appraisals
Performance appraisals can be an important management tool but only if they are conducted in a proper manner.  Our expert speaker will share important secrets to improve your appraisal process.  You will also learn why many companies are discontinuing the appraisal process altogether and what actions they have taken to replace them.

Part 2 – Workplace Investigations
Employers often have a legal duty to investigate workplace misconduct.  However, workplace investigations are complex undertakings and have enormous potential for legal liability.  Our expert speaker will guide you through the investigate process and show you how to maximize its effectiveness while minimizing potential liability.

Employee Benefits

Presented by
Eric Graffeo, Esq.

Date:  May 21, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

During the past year, there has been numerous changes to benefit requirements as well as new added programs that employers can now offer to their workers.  The new CalSavers law, for example, will impact employers as early as July 2020.  This program will update you on all of the changes as well as provide information on how you can use your benefit programs to attract and retain employees during this very tight labor market.

Managing Leaves of Absence

Presented by
Grace Horoupian, Esq.

Date:  August 20, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

The leave of absence process can be incredibly difficult to understand and manage.  This is particularly true when two or more types of leaves overlap, as they often do.  This program will guide you through the wide variety and types of leaves of absence and provide you with guidelines to manage the process at your company.

Physical and Mental Disabilities:

Presented by
Amber Solano, Esq.

Date:  September 17, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Proper Use of the Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation

When physical or mental health issues arise in the workplace and are not addressed or treated appropriately, there can be considerable costs and disruptions to your organization.  Remember that employers MUST initiate the interactive process once they are aware of the need for accommodation.  Learn how to use this important process to develop reasonable accommodations solutions and options, particularly when dealing with associated workers’ compensation challenges.

Wage and Hour Update

Presented by
Anita York, Esq.

Date:  November 19, 2020
Breakfast:  7:15 am – 8:00 am
Workshop:  8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Wage and hour claims brought by current or former employees have resulted in employers of all sizes paying substantial settlements.  Our annual wage and hour program will provide you with the latest information and show you how to better protect yourself in the face of the never-ending changes in this crucial area.