California Labor and Employment Law Update
California is at the forefront when it comes to new developments in employment law. 2010 has brought numerous changes to the state’s myriad laws and regulations involving legislation, enforcement activity, and court decisions surrounding:
- Wage and Hour Law
- Discrimination and Retaliation
- Employee Privacy
- Leaves of Absence
This program combines a comprehensive review of the Golden State’s regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance and mitigate legal risk.
Whether your organization is already employing in California, or you’re considering it, this comprehensive audio conference will help you:
- Identify and understand the major differences in California employment law,
- Learn which laws and regulations have given California the status of employee friendly,
- Understand the California differences in the FLSA and federal Wage and hour law,
- Learn the broader protections in California’s Antidiscrimination and harassment laws, and
- Understand the differences in leave that California mandates – and learn the ones that are unique to California.
Our California employment law experts will also guide you through:
- Disability discrimination and accommodation issues
- Leave of absence issues specific to California
- Privacy issues and restrictions for employers – as well as access and protection for employees
- State-specific harassment and discrimination nuances
- Non-competes and other restrictive covenants: What’s legal and what’s not
- Many other obscure labor code provisions, from lactation privileges to rehab requirements
Laura J. Maechtlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Laura J. Maechtlen is a partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Maechtlen’s practice is focused on employment litigation and includes the defense of class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and/or the Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discrimination and harassment cases brought as single, multi-plaintiff, and class actions under federal and state statutory laws, and pattern or practice claims brought by the EEOC. She also routinely handles litigation of wrongful termination, breach of contract and other employment-related tort and contract claims.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Maechtlen also provides day-to-day counseling and advice to clients about the various laws affecting the employment relationship, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, California Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal statutes. Ms. Maechtlen also routinely counsels employers regarding workplace issues including employee complaints, workplace investigations, leaves of absence and the interactive process. She also regularly reviews employer policies for compliance under state and federal law.
Andrew M. McNaught, Senior Associate in the Labor & Employment Department, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Andrew M. McNaught is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as against high exposure wage and hour class action claims arising under the California Labor Code and the FLSA. He also routinely handles wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other employment-related tort and contract claims.
Mr. McNaught's experience includes litigation in both state and federal courts, including jury trials, and before administrative agencies. He has secured defense jury verdicts in the California Superior Courts in the counties of San Francisco and Alameda. He also handles binding labor arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements. He has represented clients in labor disputes and union organizing campaigns before Federal and State administrative agencies.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. McNaught also provides frequent counseling and advice to clients regarding a wide variety of laws affecting the employment relationship, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal statutes. Mr. McNaught advises employers regarding workplace issues including internal complaints, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, and the interactive process. He also regularly reviews employer policies for compliance under state and federal law, and he drafts, reviews, and negotiates executive employment contracts.
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