California Case Law Update: All the Best (and Worst) of 2018

A SHRM Symposium: Spotlight on California
Learn about the most recent holdings from California's courts, and their potential impact on your organization.

While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, 2018 saw an unprecedented number of labor and employment cases. Keep up with the changes resulting from new case law, including classification of independent contractors, pay equity, and pay benefits in the gig economy.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to navigate in a practical way through recent case law and holdings.
  • How to make policy changes consistent with existing California case law.
  • What to be aware of and what to expect from cases now progressing through litigation.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Kasia Nowak


Kasia Nowak is an associate in the San Francisco office. Her practice involves employment-related litigation, including defending employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other torts. She has represented public companies, private companies and individuals in a wide variety of employment matters, in both state and federal courts, and before various state and federal agencies. She has appellate experience, including handling cases before the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the 4th Circuit.

Kasia also advises employers on all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, developing employment policies and handbooks, and handling employee discipline and termination matters. In addition, she routinely provides sexual harassment and management training, as well as employee training.

Metropolitan Ballroom
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Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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