CalChamber to Offer Seminars on Labor/Employment Laws 2017

The 2016 legislative session produced new laws affecting California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond. Quite a few bills feature delayed or phased-in implementation.

Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for the 2017 Employment Law Updates seminars, a comprehensive review and discussion of recent state and federal court cases, new laws and regulatory changes.

Some of the new laws, such as the minimum wage increase, make significant changes to California’s legal landscape. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or may affect only employers in specific industries. Piquing a lot of interest are changes to a company’s drug and alcohol abuse policy resulting from the passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, on November 8, 2016.

2017 Employment Law Update seminars will be held at the following locations:

  •       Sacramento: Thursday, January 5, 2017
  •       Modesto: Friday, January 6, 2017
  •       San Diego (La Jolla): Monday, January 9, 2017
  •       Costa Mesa: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  •       Long Beach: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
  •       Los Angeles: Thursday, January 12, 2017
  •       Glendale: Friday, January 13, 2017
  •       San Francisco: Thursday, January 19, 2017
  •       San Jose: Thursday, January 26, 2017
  •       Oakland: Friday, January 27, 2017

Can’t make it to any of the seminar dates? Attend the 90-minute live webinar on January 31, 2017.

For more information or to register for this half-day seminar, call (800) 331-8877 or go online. The cost is $199 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber hosts for the seminar and live webinar include:

  • Erika Frank, vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. J.D. McGeorge School of Law.
  • Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Pickles joined CalChamber in 2015. She previously represented employers in California and federal employment law litigation, class actions, and private arbitration involving a range of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also investigated and responded to administrative claims before state and federal agencies, and conducted employment law training seminars. J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law.