Partner Katherine A. Hren will be speaking at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s 2020 Law Firm Management Seminar, on November 19, 2020. Katherine will be focusing on the challenges of managing employees during the pandemic along with new labor and employment laws impacting law firm management. To register click here.
COVID-19 has changed the law firm workplace in every imaginable way, with different operational issues arising each and every day. Join your fellow managing partners to address the new challenges during COVID-19 and how to plan for the future. We will discuss the results of the new statewide association firm survey regarding trends in salaries, staffing, benefits, expenses, marketing, partnership compensation, and developing practice areas. Keynote speakers on the hot topics that all firms face now and in forward planning for the law firm of the future.
10:30am -11:00am: Survey Results
11:00am -12:00pm: Managing Employment Issues
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Office & Technology,
• ASCDC/ADCNC Members – $50
• Additional ASCDC/ADCNC Members From the Same Firm – $30
Managing Employee Issues in the New COVID Era – Law Firm & New Employment Laws You Need to Know
Challenges of Returning Employees to Work
Dealing With Remote Work
• Wage & Hour Issues
• Leaves of Absences and reasonable accommodation
Firm Policies You Should Have
Other Remote Working Issues
• Performance evaluations, recruiting, training and mentoring
New 2020 Employment Laws Impacting Law Firm Management
• OSHA reporting
• Workers compensation
• Amendments to the CFRA and more….
Katherine Hren | Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
OFFICE & TECHNOLOGY SESSION:
Immediate and Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 in the Areas of Office Space Environment and Technology
Trends in Office Space and Projecting Your Future Needs
What You Should Look for in Office Space
Things You Should Know in Negotiating With Your Landlord
Technology Trends, Challenges, and Investment
• Remote Workers
• Cyber Security
• Adequate Access/Equipment for Staff
• Kevin Bender, Managing Director | JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
• Lalo Diaz, Vice President | JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
Katherine Hren will be speaking on day two of a two-part webinar hosted by Pincus Professional Education later this month. The webinar will focus on potential employment litigation concerns and compliance issues related to COVID-19. Katherine will be speaking on return to work issues in light of COVID-19, COVID-19 related legislation and the impact of AB 5 (independent contractor legislation) on the new workplace.
Plaintiff and Defense attorneys will cover the following topics throughout the two-day series:
Part I, August 25th
Trending and Expected Litigation – National and California
- Workers’ comp
- ADA issues – questions once inappropriate, now necessary
- Wrongful Termination
- Leave issues
- Wage & Hour issues
Part II, August 27th
COVID-19 and the CCPA: Required Disclosures and Litigation Pitfalls • California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
- Specific notice requirements
- Relevant personal data
- Limits to data use
- CCPA litigation concerns as employees return to work
- Potential private right of action suits – penalties and damages
- Current CCPA lawsuits due to Covid-19
- Retention of health data best practices to avoid litigation
The Employer-Employee Relationship in the Era of Covid-19: Arbitration Agreements
- AB 5 Status Overview
- Legislative and court challenges
- Benefits of employment status post Covid-19
- Return to work strategies
- Screening measures
- Employees who can’t or won’t return to work
- Relevant legislation
Covid-19 Impending Employment Litigation:
Liability, Privacy and Arbitration – the new dos and don’ts for both sides of the aisle
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Thursday, August 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Partner Katherine A. Hren will be speaking to the Los Angeles Paralegal Association on Thursday May 14, 2020 on the topic of “Return to Work Issues In Light of COVID-19”.
We always like to share good news. The Firm and several of its lawyers once again have been singled out as being tops in their field by Forbes magazine, Best Lawyers in America, the Super Lawyers publication and U.S. News & World Report.
Forbes magazine has created a select list of top US law firms to be included in the Forbes Legal Black Book. Ballard Rosenberg Golper and Savitt, LLP has made the 2019 list for the third year in a row. Later this year, Forbes will be publishing special Legal Black Book sections in the most widely read issues of Forbes, with a special issue focused on labor and employment law.
On February 20, 2019
Richard Rosenberg and Eric Mueller were featured speakers at the quarterly meeting of the Los Angeles Hotel Human Resources Association. Richard and Eric summarized the recent Los Angeles area hotel-union settlements and discussed going forward strategy for non-union hotels.
Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and Senior Counsel John Manier represented the employer in a class action before the California Court of Appeal in AHMC Healthcare, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 24 Cal. App. 5th 1014. This is a time clock rounding case. The Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the firm’s client, and held that hospital’s time clock rounding policy complied with California law. The Court of Appeal directed the trial judge to enter summary judgment in favor of the hospital on the plaintiffs’ rounding claims. This is one of only three published California decisions on rounding, and provides much needed clarity on the law.
John Golper will be the Moderator for the the session entitled “ Taking a Knee? Holding a Torch? Speech in the Workplace “ which includes Management Attorney Tom Lenz , Union Attorney Jeff Cutler and USC Law Professor Jody David Armour. The all-day Symposium will be held on July 18, 2018 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim . Registration information and the Symposium brochure can be accessed at this link.
On June 15, 2018
Founding partner Richard Rosenberg will be making a presentation to the West Valley Lawyers affinity group of ProVisors. Richard will be speaking about California’s new test for determining who can be legitimately classified as an independent contractor.
On June 6, 2018
Founding partner Richard Rosenberg will be making a presentation to the Encino I ProVisors group meeting. Richard will be speaking on California’s new test for determining who can be legitimately classified as an independent contractor.
On April 11, 2018, the Los Angeles Paralegal Association once again coordinated a “hot topic” MCLE that was “well attended and well received” at
the National University campus in Woodland Hills. The event was sponsored by Aptus Court Reporters (www.aptusCR.com). Presented by Katherine A.
Hren, Esq., Partner at Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, the room full of attendees were enlightened, informed and entertained by Katherine’s colorful presentation which navigated through the complex world of sex harassment, bullying in the workplace and “me too” issues. Click here for full article.