2020 Employment Law Conference – March 4, 2020

Mullen & Henzell L.L.P. will present the 24th Employment Law Conference in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association at the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara on Wednesday March 4, 2020.

Conference Topics – 

  • 2020 California Legislative Update
  • Pre-Employment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • 2020 Wage & Hour Update
  • Navigating Social Media in the Workplace Issues
  • 2020 Benefits Update
  • Ensuring Safety in the Workplace
  • 2020 California Wrongful Termination Update

Below is a schedule of the conference events, to view the full conference brochure, please click on the following link:  24th Mullen & Henzell L.L.P. Employment Law Conference

Registration is now open.

24th Annual Employment Law Conference

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Four Seasons Biltmore
Santa Barbara, California

Schedule of Events

8:15 – 8:45 – Registration and Continental Breakfast – La Pacifica Terrace Ballroom
8:45 – 9:00 – Welcome and Introduction
Paul K. Wilcox
12:00 – 1:15 – Lunch
9:00 – 9:50 – 2020 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Paul K. Wilcox
• Can Anyone Be a Contractor Now? Navigating AB5 and the ABC Test
• Did You Hear? New, More Demanding OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rules
• Gun Violence Restraining Orders: A New Option to Address The Scary Employee
1:15 – 2:10 – NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA IN WORKPLACE ISSUES
Christina M. Behrman and Rafael Gonzalez
• Extent of an Employee’s Right to Privacy on Social Media Platforms
• Risk for FEHA Claims Based on Employee Social Media Activity
• What Your Policy Should Say About Social Media and What it Should Not Say
9:50 – 10:45 – PRE-EMPLOYMENT PITFALLS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Brian T. Daly and Christina M. Behrman
• “It’s Legal, Dude!” Drug Testing in the Age of Legalization
• Credit History, Criminal Records, and Other Background Check Issues
• Prohibited Inquiries: The Questions You (and Your Team) Should NOT be Asking
2:20 – 3:20 – Breakout Sessions
Group A: 2020 Benefits Update
Christine P. Roberts
• Retirement Plan Changes Under the SECURE Act for 2020 and Beyond
• New Rules for E-Delivery of ERISA Documents and Notices
• Update on ACA Repeal and CalSavers
Group B: Ensuring Safety in the Workplace; Understanding OSHA Obligations Before and After a Workplace Accident
Nathan E. Klouda
• Ensuring a Compliant IIPP and Related Safety Training
• Reporting Obligations after a Workplace Injury
• Understanding OSHA’s Investigation Process
• OSHA Citation(s) and the Appeal Process
10:45 – 11:00 – Morning Break 3:20 – 3:30 – Afternoon Break
11:00 – 11:50 – 2020 WAGE & HOUR UPDATE
Rafael Gonzalez
• State and Local Minimum Wage and Salary Increases
• Understanding Technical Paystub Requirements and Avoiding Costly Penalties
• California’s Continued Attacks on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
• Class Action and PAGA Update
3:30 – 4:25 – 2020 CALIFORNIA WRONGFUL TERMINATION UPDATE
Christina M. Behrman and Paul K. Wilcox
• No ADA Liability to Employee Who Requested a Cleaner, Quieter Office
• “Good Faith Mistake” Not a Defense to Reasonable Accommodation Denial Claim
• Criticism of Performance in “Interrogation-Like Meeting” Not an Adverse Personnel Action
11:50 – 12:00 – Questions and Answers 4:25 – 4:40 – Questions and Answers

 

 

 

 

Mullen & Henzell L.L.P. is a full service law firm. We offer the Central Coast’s premier employment law group, as well as expertise in business transactions, estate planning, and civil litigation.

 

  The Santa Barbara Human Resources Association is a professional association formed to provide leadership and support for the growth and development of our community’s human resource professionals and the organizations they serve.