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California Employment Law Updates for 2021

  • By: Jennifer Raphael Komsky
  • Recorded Session
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Training Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Webinar Details

OVERVIEW

This presentation will enable compliance with the myriad of newly enacted legislation impacting California employers, including those relating to COVID-19. This webinar by Jennifer Raphael Komsky, Esq. will provide legal and practical guidance on various workplace COVID-19 issues and other new law impacting employers in 2021.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Too many employers bury their head in the sand when it comes to implementation of new labor and employment laws. In the time of COVID and the pandemic, compliance is even more important for employers. This session will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws.  The presentation will include guidance on whether certain regulations apply to your business and different ways of implementing changes to provide the least possible disruption to your business

AREA COVERED

  • COVID compliance- how can I keep my employees, business, and the public safe.
  • What are the steps if an employee is exposed to COVID or tests positive?
  • Ensure compliance with new minimum wage ordinances that may affect your business
  • Learn the best methods for compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • Gender Representation on Boards of Directors
  • Independent Contractors- What do I need to know about my independent contractor relationships?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Federal, State and Local emergency COVID paid leave and paid sick leave requirements;
  • Reporting and notice requirements when there is an outbreak in the workplace;
  • Gender Representation on Boards of Directors
  • Expansion of California’s Family Rights Act to employers with as few as five employees
  • Independent Contractors- What do I need to know about my independent contractor relationships?
  • Changes in the minimum salary required for exempt employees; 
  • Minimum wage; 
  • Additional obligations covering an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing and retaliatory conduct; 

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Business Owner,
  • Human Resources Professional,
  • In-house Counsel,
  • CEO, COO, or any other individual charged with ensuring compliance with labor and employment laws.

SPEAKER PROFILE

Jennifer Raphael Komsky

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.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Too many employers bury their head in the sand when it comes to implementation of new labor and employment laws. In the time of COVID and the pandemic, compliance is even more important for employers. This session will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws.  The presentation will include guidance on whether certain regulations apply to your business and different ways of implementing changes to provide the least possible disruption to your business

AREA COVERED

  • COVID compliance- how can I keep my employees, business, and the public safe.
  • What are the steps if an employee is exposed to COVID or tests positive?
  • Ensure compliance with new minimum wage ordinances that may affect your business
  • Learn the best methods for compliance with minimum salary requirements for non-exempt employees
  • Gender Representation on Boards of Directors
  • Independent Contractors- What do I need to know about my independent contractor relationships?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Federal, State and Local emergency COVID paid leave and paid sick leave requirements;
  • Reporting and notice requirements when there is an outbreak in the workplace;
  • Gender Representation on Boards of Directors
  • Expansion of California’s Family Rights Act to employers with as few as five employees
  • Independent Contractors- What do I need to know about my independent contractor relationships?
  • Changes in the minimum salary required for exempt employees; 
  • Minimum wage; 
  • Additional obligations covering an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct discriminatory, harassing and retaliatory conduct; 

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Business Owner,
  • Human Resources Professional,
  • In-house Counsel,
  • CEO, COO, or any other individual charged with ensuring compliance with labor and employment laws.

SPEAKER PROFILE

Jennifer Raphael Komsky

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.