2018 Annual Employment Law Conference | Mission Possible

Registration: 7:30am
Program: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cerritos Center for the Performing ArtsView Map

Guest Speaker: Dr. James Doti, Chapman University

Join us as we host our nineteenth annual Employment Law Conference.  Our conference is held every year in March and the 2018 conference will take place on March 29th. 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.

Our conference will feature 12 breakout sessions of employment-related topics, a general session and our morning featured guest speaker. You'll also get ample networking time throughout the day to mingle with your peers and AALRR attorney speakers. Some of our 2018 topics will include: wage & hour and FLSA, leaves and reasonable accommodation, hiring right plus the year in review.


Session One: A Comprehensive Perspective on Workplace Accommodation
Accommodation can take many forms, and it is essential employers strengthen their knowledge of the interactive process and what constitutes “reasonable” accommodation.  This session explores real world accommodation issues from multiple perspectives.

Session Two: When the Smoke Clears: Marijuana in the Workplace
Now that California has legalized recreational marijuana, it is critical that employers properly address drug use in the workplace. This session features a discussion of recognizing signs of workplace drug use, conducting proper drug testing, and related issues.

Session Three: Help Wanted: The Future of Recruiting & Hiring
Organizations face recruiting and hiring challenges given numerous recent changes in the law. This session discusses best practices for recruiting and hiring, including background check requirements, limitations on salary and criminal history inquiries, and Form I-9 compliance.

Session Four: The Adverse Impact of Technology on the Workplace
Rapidly changing technology creates internal and external challenges for organizations.  This session reviews the impact of technology on issues relating to privacy, harassment, use of smart devices, and data security.

Session Five: He Said, She Said:  Assessing Credibility in Workplace Investigations
When the main witnesses in workplace investigations contradict each other, investigators must still make factual findings, determine credibility, and reach conclusions as to what actually occurred. This session analyzes the factors seasoned investigators use to make credibility determinations through the use of real-world scenarios.

Session Six:  The Equitable Workplace
Discrimination claims continue to increase with the current focus on equal pay, equal opportunity, and equal rights. This session reviews discriminatory practices prohibited under the Fair Pay Act, ADEA, Title VII, and FEHA, among others, and will provide innovative strategies to achieve equity in the workplace.

Session Seven: Workplace Safety and Security
Employers are responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. This session explores key OSHA concerns, precautions to mitigate accidents and injuries, and strategies to prevent violence in the workplace.

Session Eight: The Shifting Course of Federal Law
Recent changes to federal labor and employment laws are plentiful. This session explores the shifting interpretation of laws and regulations administered by the DOL, EEOC, NLRB, among others, and how these changes impact employers in 2018 and beyond.

Session Nine: Understanding Leaves of Absence: A Beginner’s Guide
Understanding specific requirements and the nuances of various leave laws is essential to proper administration. This session explores FMLA/CFRA, PDL, ADA/FEHA, New Parent Leave Act, and Workers’ Compensation and provides step-by-step guidance for compliance.

Session Ten: The Changing Face of the Traditional Workforce
As the traditional business model shifts from employers exercising centralized control over employees to on-demand relationships, employers must understand and adapt to the rules and regulations pertaining to their changing workforces.  This session explores the evolving legal landscape affecting joint employment, independent contractors, and the remote and on-demand workforce.

Session Eleven: #NotHere: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the  Workplace
Perceptions about acceptable workplace conduct continue to change in the wake of the #MeToo movement. This session discusses practical and creative strategies to minimize harassment in the workplace, including implementing preventive measures, appropriately responding to complaints, and eliminating barriers to reporting.

Session Twelve: Liability Starts with Managers & Supervisors
Managers and supervisors must recognize scenarios that can lead to litigation and proactively address issues as they arise. This session examines manager/supervisor mistakes that can create liability, including failure to treat employees consistently, ignoring disabilities and workplace injuries, and failing to prevent retaliation.


Registration/Breakfast 7:30am
Program 8:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch 11:45am - 1:15pm
Reception 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Registration Fee:
$199 from January 20th to March 29, 2018
(Two or more from the same organization or current AALRR client $149)

Seeking the following Continuing Education Credits:
HRCI | MCLE | SHRM | ASA Continuing Education Credits.

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Event Contact

Brooke Myers | 562-653-3804 or bmyers@aalrr.com

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