Help! I Have California Employees. What Essential Laws Must I Know?

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

California is the world’s sixth-largest economy, so odds are strong your organization will soon have a California employee if it doesn’t already. This program demystifies California employment law by identifying essential California legal rules applicable to each stage of the employee life cycle, from recruitment to exit and beyond. It provides a deep dive into each area of legal compliance and includes California payroll and wage and hour rules; leave, disability and pregnancy accommodation obligations; and key differences between federal and California law in the areas of onboarding, investigating employee complaints and termination. The program will also provide tips on how best to document California personnel actions so you can defend employee claims in litigation. You will leave with an understanding of:

  • How to comply with and enforce California employment law rules so you can effectively manage employees, reduce organization litigation risk and maximize employee engagement.
  • How multistate employers can use ethical practice in determining how to comply with California employment law rules that may conflict with and/or significantly expand employee rights in states other than California.
  • How to audit the company's compliance with California employment law rules while utilizing the attorney-client privilege, ensuring legal compliance and mitigating risk.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA


Brenda S. Kasper is a founding member of Kasper & Frank LLP, a law firm representing California and multi-state employers for all of their human resources and employment law needs.  She regularly advises employers of all sizes on wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, reductions in force, terminations and discipline management, employment contracts, personnel policies, and hiring issues.  She also provides management and human resources training.  Brenda is a former HR director so her legal advice is practical, creative and tailored to each client’s needs.  She was the 2015 San Diego SHRM Board President, is an instructor for the HR Certification program at the University of California San Diego Extension and holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR-California certifications.

Room: Congressional C
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Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
Ethical Practice
HR Expertise
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