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California Employment Law Updates for 2020

By: Jennifer Raphael Komsky
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60 Minutes
Training Level
Intermediate to Advanced

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Webinar Details

In light of the new employment laws, regulatory changes, and recent court decisions, 2020 will impose new compliance challenges for California employers. With so many changes kicking in from January 1, you need to start preparing for 2020 now by updating your training and other employment policies. It will help stay out of legal trouble, costly settlements, and other employee-related problems later. 

Get the tools you need to comply with California’s new employment laws in this information-packed webinar by employment law expert Jennifer Raphael Komsky. Jennifer will walk you through the most notable changes coming in 2020—such as the expanded new laws governing sexual harassment, hiring inquiries, changes to lactation accommodations, independent contractor relationships, minimum wages, and other employer obligations you can’t afford to ignore. She will also guide whether certain regulations apply, and how to implement the changes with the least possible disruption to your business.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

After attending this webinar, you will be in a better position to comply with the myriad of newly enacted legislation impacting California employers. You will also know your additional obligations and duties as an employer to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing, and retaliatory conduct.

AREA COVERED

  • What do you need to know about your independent contractor relationships?
  • Changes in the minimum salary required for exempt employees
  • Learn the best methods for compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • How to ensure compliance with new minimum wage ordinances that may affect your business?
  • Best methods of compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • Additional obligations covering an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing and retaliatory conduct

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • The Fair Pay Act, prior salary history, and how it may impact hiring and employee compensation
  • New laws governing sexual harassment, including, training, disclosure, and settlement
  • Hiring inquiries—what background information may lawfully be collected about candidates for employment, including prior arrests and convictions
  • Lactation accommodations—what are the new changes to the existing laws
  • Gender representation on boards of directors

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Business owners
  • Human resources professionals
  • Personnel in charge of ensuring compliance with California labor and employment laws

After attending this webinar, you will be in a better position to comply with the myriad of newly enacted legislation impacting California employers. You will also know your additional obligations and duties as an employer to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing, and retaliatory conduct.

  • What do you need to know about your independent contractor relationships?
  • Changes in the minimum salary required for exempt employees
  • Learn the best methods for compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • How to ensure compliance with new minimum wage ordinances that may affect your business?
  • Best methods of compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • Additional obligations covering an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing and retaliatory conduct
  • The Fair Pay Act, prior salary history, and how it may impact hiring and employee compensation
  • New laws governing sexual harassment, including, training, disclosure, and settlement
  • Hiring inquiries—what background information may lawfully be collected about candidates for employment, including prior arrests and convictions
  • Lactation accommodations—what are the new changes to the existing laws
  • Gender representation on boards of directors
  • Business owners
  • Human resources professionals
  • Personnel in charge of ensuring compliance with California labor and employment laws

SPEAKER PROFILE

Jennifer Raphael Komsky earned her B.S. in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her J.D. degree in 1997 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997. Current memberships include the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Prior to specializing in employment law, Jennifer practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation.  She has focused on employment law exclusively for over 15 years, defending employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies.  Jennifer regularly counsels human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing advice and guidance on company policies and personnel matters as well as conducting employee trainings.  Jennifer’s clients include small and family-run businesses up to nationwide and global corporations.  No matter the size of the business, Jennifer’s approach remains the same:  determine the needs of the client early on and design the best strategy accordingly.