In recent months there have been several significant developments in the law of which employers should be aware. At our upcoming seminars, Sheppard Mullin labor and employment attorneys will discuss these important new cases and answer your questions. We will explain how these developments will affect the day-to-day decisions made by business owners, in-house counsel and human resource professionals. We will also address the current trends in employment litigation and class actions, and discuss how employers can manage risk in the most effective way possible.

Registration & Materials $25

Registration 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Program 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails & or d’oeuvres 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

We will cover numerous topics, including but not limited to:

Wage and Hour Developments

  • Brinker – what the court said and did not say
  • Meal and rest periods policies and practices in a post-Brinker world
  • Recent developments to help you determine whether your workers are properly classified as exempt
  • New requirements for commission plans

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

  • The new and newly-expanded scope of characteristics protected by law
  • EEOC’s new guidance on the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions
  • Round up of recent discrimination and harassment decisions

NLRB Updates and Developments

  • Social media in the workplace (and outside the workplace)
  • NLRB’s new webpage describing protected concerted activity
  • The latest on the threatened notice posting requirement

Plus Updates On

  • Using arbitration agreements and class action waivers effectively
  • Developments in class action litigation
  • The latest guidance from the EEOC, DFEH and DLSE
  • Protected leaves

And much more…

As always, this seminar will be informative, interactive, and engaging. We would be delighted if you joined us for cocktails after the presentation. Our attorneys will stay to answer your follow-up questions.

Locations, Dates & Speakers

September 13, 2012
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers: Morgan Forsey and Babak Yousefzadeh
Click here to register for the San Francisco seminar.

September 19, 2012
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Speakers: David Chidlaw, Samantha Hardy and Carole Ross
Click here to register for the San Diego seminar.

October 3, 2012
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
333 South Hope Street, 47th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Speakers: Ronda Jamgotchian and Jason Kearnaghan
Click here to register for the Los Angeles seminar.

October 10, 2012
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Speakers: Greg Labate and Matthew Sonne
Click here to register for the Orange County seminar.

October 16, 2012
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Speakers: Jennifer Redmond and Paul Cowie
Click here to register for the Palo Alto seminar.

November 8, 2012
The Canary Hotel
31 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Speaker: Jeffrey Dinkin
Click here to register for the Santa Barbara seminar.*
*SBHRA and Sheppard Mullin are partnering for this event to offer our Santa Barbara registrants a discounted rate of $10

HRCI Credit: This program is pending approval for 2 (California) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is an HRCI Approved Provider (valid through December 2012).

MCLE Credit: This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Questions? Contact Melissa Omphroy or 415.774.2997.