Employers 2012 California Compliance Update: Breaks, Harassment Training, and More

Employers operating in California must comply with laws far more employee-friendly than those elsewhere. New regulations covering meal and rest breaks, same-sex marriage, harassment training, GINA, healthcare coverage, and other legal obligations can force changes to your policies and alter the workplace landscape.

And while most states simply follow the language found in major federal employment laws, California’s legislature routinely passes its own version -- with crucial differences that can trip up multistate employers if they aren’t up-to-date on their requirements. 

That's why it's absolutely crucial for employers doing business in California to take the necessary steps to stay in compliance.

Watch this webinar, you'll learn:
  • Why California is still the country’s most employee-friendly state
  • How to classify workers in California
  • Best practices for complying with California's unique wage & hour regulations
  • Written payroll/wage documentation you MUST provide to new hires in California
  • What commission agreements should include to ensure compliance with California law 
  • Tips on how to avoid meal and rest break violations
  • Critical differences between FMLA and the California Family Rights Act
  • How to deal with discrimination issues concerning genetic information and protected categories that aren’t found in federal law
  • The latest updates on managing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees in California
  • Why your boilerplate employment agreements with nondisclosure and non-compete clauses may not work in California and what you should do
  • California’s unique requirements for sexual harassment prevention training for your supervisors
  • The most common mistakes multistate employers make in trying to manage California employment law -- and whow to avoid repeating them
  • And more!

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to adjust your policies to meet tough new California employment law challenges.



About your Presenters

Attorney Margaret J. Grover practices employment law in the California-based law firm of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard. She has represented and advised employers on all aspects of employment law for more than 25 years. Her areas of emphasis include personnel policies and procedures, human resources and employment consulting, workplace training and investigations, employment litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Attorney Kristianne T. Seargeant is an associate in the California-based law firm of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard. Practicing in the firm’s labor and employment law department, she represents both private and public sector clients with such matters as employment litigation, collective bargaining, arbitrations, administrative agency appeals, in-house training, and general advice and counsel. Ms. Seargeant provides her legal services to a diverse mix of private sector employers, local and state agencies, and school districts.