2017 Employment Law Conference ~ California Strong

Program: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Registration is now closed.  Please proceed to on-site registration Thursday morning.  Registration will open early at 7:30 am on Thursday. See you there.

2016 Employment Law Conference

Featured Speaker:

We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Doti, President Emeritus Chapman University has agreed to continue our tradition and provide an economic forecast at our 2017 conference. Join me to welcome him to our team.  

Register early to obtain the best rate. Our conference is held every year in March and the 2017 conference will take place on March 30th. Attendance at the Conference will enrich your professional knowledge and relationships and provide an opportunity to speak directly with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo employment attorneys. Conference materials become an excellent resource throughout the year.

Join us to hear the latest employment-related developments, learn to identify and address risky employment practices and obtain tools, and receive useful tips and strategies to reduce your organization's exposure to employment-related litigation. Our full-day event addresses the issues faced by human resources management and professionals with a particular emphasis on California state law considerations.

Join us as our conference features 12 breakout sessions of employment-related topics, and two general sessions. You'll also receive ample networking time throughout the day to mingle with your peers and aalrr attorney speakers. Some of our 2017 topics will include: wage & hour, covering specific issues when dealing with municipalities, HR101 series on leaves and reasonable accommodation issues and of course the year in review and legal update.

Event Agenda:

Morning General Session

California Dreamin’ - Emerging Legal & Compliance Issues

This general session will review current legal issues and trends, as well as compliance strategies for 2017.

Breakout Session One

Dude, My Boss Is a Millennial

Learn strategies for effectively transitioning millennial employees into management roles in the multi-generational workplace.

Breakout Session Two

Wage and Hour Update: Part One - Sigalerts

Discover how to navigate the minefield of individual and class claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, itemized wage statements, and other wage and hour violations.

Breakout Session Three

Gnarly Lessons Learned from Recent Litigation

Hear war stories from seasoned litigators and gain understanding as how just a few facts or circumstances can make the difference between a win and a loss.

Breakout Session Four

Hiring in the Golden State: Vetting Applicants

Learn best practices for hiring, including vetting applicants, conducting background checks, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Breakout Session Five

Navigating Route 66: Leaves Part One - A Primer

Explore the ever-evolving universe of leave laws, including FMLA/CFRA, PDL, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation.

Breakout Session Six

Wage and Hour Update: Part Two - The Gold Rush

Gain insights into avoiding employees’ most lucrative wage and hour claims and minimizing your exposure with respect to minimum wage laws, paid sick leave, Fair Pay Act, FLSA, and more.

Breakout Session Seven

Territory Expanded: The NLRB Rolls On

Hear how the NLRB has aggressively expanded employee and union rights in recent years and gain insights into what changes to expect under the new Administration.

Breakout Session Eight

Not Just in Cali: Gender Issues in the Workplace

Explore current workplace issues related to gender.

Breakout Session Nine

Keeping It Mellow: Preventing Workplace Violence

Acquire knowledge of measures to prevent workplace violence, including threat and risk assessment, workplace restraining orders, and other valuable tools.

Breakout Session Ten

Trippin’ Out: Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace

Explore the ins and outs of pre- and post-hire drug testing and responding to requests for accommodation for drug-related medical conditions.

Breakout Session Eleven

Investigate Like a Star: The Anatomy of an Effective Internal Investigation

Acquire best practices for conducting internal investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other misconduct, including tips for documenting and maintaining confidentiality.

Breakout Session Twelve

Navigating Route 66: Leaves Part Two – The Intersection of Leave Laws

Learn to navigate the intersection of leave laws through interesting case-based scenarios.

Afternoon General Session

Dr. James Doti - California Strong: Economic Forecast

Dr. James Doti, one of California’s leading economic experts, will provide an update of important economic and political changes and their impact on California employers.


March 30, 2017


Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12700 Center Court Drive

Cerritos, CA  90703


8:00 am Registration/Breakfast | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Program

AALRR Preferred Provider for Continuing Education Credits:


Registration Fee:

January 1, 2017 - March 30, 2017 -  $199 per person or $149 each for two or more from same organization or AALRR client. 

Event Contact

Jane Novotny Guesnon

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