CalChamber to Offer Live Webinar on 2018 Labor/Employment Laws

Recorded Webinar Available at the CalChamber Store

California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts will discuss how recent state and federal court cases, new laws and regulatory changes apply to the workforce in an upcoming webinar.

The 2018 Employment Law Updates Webinar is set for Tuesday, January 30.

“Among the new laws for 2018 are two that significantly impact how California employers conduct the hiring process — California’s statewide “Ban the Box” law and the new salary history ban. Employers must be aware of the requirements of these two new laws and adjust their hiring processes accordingly or risk violations,” said Erika Pickles, CalChamber employment law counsel and webinar co-presenter.

In addition to new laws and practical compliance tactics, CalChamber employment law experts will cover pending regulatory changes including:

  • Court cases from 2017, relevant to 2018.
  • New laws passed in 2017, effective in 2018, including:
    • Parental leave for employers with 20 to 49 employees;
    • Statewide ban-the-box for criminal background checks on job applications;
    • Salary history ban when hiring;
    • Immigration enforcement actions related to Form I-9 inspections.
  • Midyear updates to laws and regulations.
  • Pending regulatory changes.
  • Practical compliance tactics.


Erika Frank, executive 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’s 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. She joined CalChamber in 2015 as employment law counsel and a Helpline HR adviser. 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. Pickles 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.


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

The webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.

Erika Frank, longtime general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs for the CalChamber, accepted an of counsel position in September 2021 at the Shaw Law Group, a leading employment law firm in Sacramento. She leveraged more than two decades of legal, governmental and legislative experience in advising the CalChamber and its members on the impact that labor laws, court decisions and regulations will have on employers. She has been the most frequent host of The Workplace podcast; oversaw and contributed to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produced and presented webinars and seminars; and headed the Labor Law Helpline. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.