LE Section – Lessons Learned From Workplace Investigations in the #MeToo Era – Aug 22nd

Mistral Restaurant
370-6 Bridge Pkwy
Redwood City, CA 94065

Join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, August 22, 2019 for a presentation on Lessons Learned From Workplace Investigations In The #MeToo Era by Camille Hamilton Pating, Principal and Chair of Meyers Nave’s Workplace Investigations.

The #MeToo movement caused a rapid increase in the number of workplace conduct investigations across all sectors of the economy. The presenter will discuss key takeaways and investigative best practices, including (1) creating new policies and training programs for the modern workplace, (2) investigating stale claims, (3) providing employees with skills for having honest conversations about workplace behaviors and (4) addressing #MeToo backlash, guilt by association and unintended consequences.

Camille has conducted over 150 investigations and specializes in high-profile investigations involving government officials, executives and high-level employees of public, private and non-profit organizations. She also provides training programs and helps employers create, enhance and implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
Please note, checks will not be accepted during the event.

If you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event.

LE Section – Managing Employee Performance – June 27th CANCELLED

Mistral Restaurant
370-6 Bridge Pkwy
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for a presentation on Managing Employee Performances with Jeanine Debacker, Attorney at McPharlin, Sprinkles & Thomas, LLP.

Jeanine represents employers in all areas of employment and benefits law, including wage and hour claims, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, benefit plan corrections and other employment-related claims.

Jeanine assists clients in creating and implementing workplace policies and procedures, conducting harassment investigations, and counseling on employee performance management, including corrective actions and terminations. Jeanine often presents customized, on-site training programs for clients on a variety of human resources issues.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch.

Registration: Please log-in on the SMCBA website.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
Please note, checks will not be accepted during the event.

If you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the even

LE Section- Effective and Ethical Negotiation of Employment Claims – May 23rd

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Mistral Restaurant
370 Bridge Pkwy. #6
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, May 23, 2019, for a presentation on Effective and Ethical Negotiation of Employment Claims: Navigating New Rules Regarding Confidentiality, Mediation, Taxes and More with David Lowe, Partner at Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP.

Mr. Lowe specializes in international employment cases, complex litigation, and executive severance negotiations, as well as litigation and negotiation of individual employment law claims, including claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, unpaid commissions and bonuses, breach of contract and violation of the WARN Act, military leave, family/medical leave and wage and hour laws.

In addition to representing employees, Mr. Lowe is frequently retained as a neutral mediator to help other lawyers and their clients resolve difficult employment disputes.  In that role, he has helped settle multi-million dollar class actions, individual employment cases, and litigation involving a wide variety of issues, including insurance coverage issues.  Mr. Lowe received his mediation training at the highly regarded Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and “on-the-job” with his colleague Mark Rudy, with whom he has mediated numerous complex individual and class action cases. 

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch. 

Registration: Please login into the SMCBA website.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events. 
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.
Please note, checks will not be accepted during the event.

If you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event

 

LE Section – Navigating California’s (Many) Paid Sick Leave Laws – Apr 25th

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Mistral Restaurant
370-6 Bridge Pkwy
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, April 25, 2019, for a presentation on Navigating California’s Paid Sick Leave Laws with Tyreen G. Torner, partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP.

In California, even calling out sick is complicated. Learn how to tackle thorny issues involving state and city paid sick leave laws, including local ordinances in Emeryville, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Get a full update on recent changes, explore how local and state laws interact and review key provisions including sick day accrual, covered employees and permitted uses for sick time.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch. 

Registration: To register, please login into the SMCBA website OR click here.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee. Please note: Checks will not be accepted during the event.

Please note that if you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event. 

LE Section – Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments – Feb. 28th

Mistral Restaurant
370 Bridge Pkwy #6
Redwood City, CA 94065

Please join the Labor & Employment Section on Thursday, February 28, 2019, for a presentation on Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments in Employment Matters by Julia Damasco.

Attorney Julia Damasco of Miller Kaplan Arase LLP in Half Moon Bay will be providing a presentation to update the section on the tax consequences of settlement agreements under the new tax laws. Julia Damasco is a tax attorney admitted to practice in California and Washington.  She has advised attorneys and litigants for over 20 years on the tax consequences of settlements and judgments.  Her articles on the subject have appeared in ABA and other publications.  She is a partner and member of the managing partner committee for the CPA firm of Miller Kaplan resident in the San Francisco office.  The chair of the IRS liaison committee for the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, she has personally obtained over 20 rulings from the IRS and US Treasury on the tax consequences of settlements and judgments.  Her experience on employment matters includes the Microsoft Temporary Workers and the NCAA Coaches settlements; and her authorship of articles for the ABA and the Southern Poverty Law Center.  She is a member of the board of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and was a resident of San Mateo county for over 30 years.

Cost: $55 for Labor/Employment section members and $65 for non-section members. Cost includes 1-hour MCLE credit and a delicious three-course lunch.

Registration: [RSVP POLICY CHANGE] Checks will not be accepted during the event. To register, please login into the SMCBA website or click here.  If you opt to pay by check, please register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to 333 Bradford St., Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Events.
*Make sure to note what event you are paying for and the name of the attendee.

Please note that if you RSVP but do not show up to the luncheon or cancel 48 hours in advance, you will still be charged the full amount for attending the event.