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.
Partner Linda Miller Savitt will be a featured speaker on best practices for effective mediation of employment disputes, with a special focus on the use of structured settlements at an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section on October 27, 2016. More information and registration details are available on the LACBA website. Click Here to register.
Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman will be a featured speaker on wage and hour issues at an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section on October 29, 2016. More information and registration details are available on the LACBA website. Click Here to register.
Event Synopsis: The concept of the on-demand workforce or gig economy is not a novel concept, but the ubiquity of smartphones and mobile applications has driven this rapidly evolving trend. Estimates vary, but one survey says that more than 50 million American workers entered the gig economy work force in 2015 and it is likely to boost in the years to come.
On this type of workforce, workers operate as independent contractors wherein they enjoy the freedom of working on their own schedule but are not provided with the same benefits as a traditional employee. In return, companies that use this platform draw savings by reducing employee-related expenses such as payroll taxes and employee benefits. Read more
For the third consecutive year, Associate Stephanie Kantor has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers as a “rising star” in employment and labor. This distinction is reserved for the top 2.5 percent of lawyers based on a rigorous peer review and rating process.
On June 16, 2016 Senior Counsel Linda Hurevitz will be giving a presentation to a Provisor’s Pasadena lawyers affinity group on how employers can defend themselves against whistleblower retaliation claims brought under Labor Code section 1102.5. ProVisors® is a highly respected network of professionals in industries ranging from accounting and insurance, to the legal, banking and financial fields. Linda has earned a stellar reputation for being able to step into a case on the eve of trial, and has tried 38 jury trials in both state and federal court.