Richard S. Rosenberg and Janet S. Soultanian will be featured speakers at the September 26, 2017 meeting of the Burbank/Glendale chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). Their address will be called California Discrimination Law Update. They will be reviewing new employer responsibilities under three new California Department of Fair Employment and Housing regulations and guidance on: (i) when and how and employer may use criminal history information when evaluating job applicants and employees; (ii) Transgender employee rights in the work place; (iii) Work place harassment prevention obligations. The program begins at 11:30 AM. Click here for registration information.
We are pleased to announce Founding Partner Richard S. Rosenberg has been selected by the editors of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for inclusion in the publication’s second annual “Valley 200” listing of the most influential business leaders in the San Fernando Valley area (which includes the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita, Simi and Antelope valleys).
The firm is pleased to announce that Linda Miller Savitt will be honored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel at its Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on June 15, 2017. Linda will be the 2017 Hall of Fame Awardee for her work on behalf of employers. The ASCDC, which was founded in 1960, has grown to become the nation’s preeminent regional defense organization. More information about this special event and registration details are available at www.ASCDC.org.
Partner Katherine A. Hren and Senior Counsel Linda B. Hurevitz will be featured speakers at the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Payroll Association on May 17, 2017.
Katherine and Linda will focus their presentation on new developments involving California’s Equal Pay Act and related litigation, evolving laws regarding the correct way to compensate piece rate employees, transgender rights in the workplace and other wage and hour hot topics.
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Founding partner Richard S. Rosenberg will be the featured speaker at the May 10th meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. His topic will be a timely one, how does a homeowner avoid being sued by an in-home employee. In this dynamic discussion, Richard will discuss the respective rights and responsibilities of homeowners and the employees who work in their home.
The Fiduciary Round Table of brings together a dynamic network of professionals qualified to provide a full range of fiduciary services and to enhance the profession by providing a forum for the exchange of information.
Partner Matthew T. Wakefield will be a featured speaker at the March 8th Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Symposium. He will participate in a panel discussion on the National Labor Relations Board and potential changes under President Trump’s administration. Panelists will also address various ways in which federal labor laws may preempt claims under California law and regulations. Register for the event at www.lacba.org.
Employee disability and leave issues are among the most common and trickiest situations that employers and employees face. That’s because there are a myriad of conflicting federal, state and now local laws and regulations that require employers to offer time off to employees under certain circumstances. Understanding the complexities of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act can be a daunting task. It is crucial for both employers and employers to understand their rights and obligations.
On October 20, 2016 founding partner Richard S Rosenberg gave a presentation to the Provisor’s East Valley lawyers affinity group on new CA labor laws for 2017 and labor law myths that get employers in trouble. ProVisors® is a highly respected network of professionals in industries ranging from accounting and insurance, to the legal, banking and financial fields. For over 40 years, Richard has been assisting employers develop cutting edge strategies to risk manage a wide array of complex employment transactions.
Class and representative wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague employers across the country. The costs and risks associated with prolonged litigation often means early settlement is the best course for both employers and employees. Because of the unique nature of class and representative action settlements, it is crucial for employment litigators and in-house counsel to be well versed with the various aspects of class and representative action settlements, including calculating potential exposure and ensuring court approval. Read more
Partner Katherine A. Hren will be the featured speaker at the October 27th meeting of the Los Angeles Hotel Human Resource Association. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. Katherine will focus on compliance with time off measures, including the City and Hotel-industry time off ordinance, the Healthy Families Healthy Workplace Act (California paid sick leave), the Los Angeles minimum wage ordinance containing mandatory time off provisions, and LAX Hotel ordinance.