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2021 New Employment Law Practitioner

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January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am January 21, 2021 @ 1:45 pm

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Fundamentals for the New Employment Practitioner

Earn up to 8.5 hours of MCLE, including Ethics and Elimination of Bias

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Employment Law 101

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 1.5 Hours MCLE


California provides employees with numerous protections that practitioners need to understand to provide effective representation. In this module, our panelists will provide an overview of filing and defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation provided by the Fair Employment & Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and other key employment laws. The presentation will touch upon exhaustion of administrative remedies, the essential points of analysis for claims, recent changes to the law, and emerging trends and concerns. Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Ramit Mizrahi, Emily Patajo, Steve Pearl.

Leave of Absence Compliance

10:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. | 2 Hours MCLE


California’s leave laws are among the most challenging for employers to comply with and manage.  In this module, panelists will discuss the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Leave, and various other leaves impacting California employers.  Special consideration will be given to the interplay of the various leaves and the potential pitfalls and the array of COVID-19 leaves.  Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Navruz Avloni and Cynthia Flynn.

California Privacy Rights Act’s Top 10

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | 0.75 Hour MCLE


Overview of the top 10 list of the CPRA’s most impactful provisions and critical steps to prepare for Privacy 2.0. Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Jeewon Kim Serrato, Andrew H. Friedman, and Brett Cook.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Wage and Hour 101

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 1.5 Hours MCLE


Navigating the wide range of California’s complex wage and hour laws can be challenging. This module’s panelists will discuss the sources of wage and hour laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Code, and IWC Wage Orders. Topics to be reviewed include, rules regarding misclassification of employees, meal and rest periods, travel pay, final pay, failure to pay for off-the-clock work and pre and post shift activities, unlawful deductions, and common mistakes to avoid. Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Janine M. Braxton and Hina Shah.

Common Ethics & Bias Issues in Employment Law

10:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. | 2 Hours MCLE;1 Legal Ethics; 1 Recognition and Elimination of Bias


Navigating ethics and bias issues are common challenges employment law practitioners face. In this panel, attorneys from each side of the bar, along with a neutral, will discuss common ethical and bias issues, including new challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Wilmer Harris, Dalisai Nisperos, Christina Ro-Connolly.

Complying with the National Labor Relations Act

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | 0.75 Hour MCLE


Whether you represent union employees/employers or non-union employees/employers, chances are the National Labor Relations Act impacts your practice. This panel will provide you with an overview of employee rights under the Act, common issues regularly impacting the workplace, the Act’s application to workplace policies/practices (social media, confidentiality, privacy, e-mail use, etc.) with a brief legal update. Moderator: Maribel Hernandez. Speakers: Jonathan Cohen and Tom Lenz.

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