CalChamber to Host Webinar on Challenges of Creating Effective Work Schedules in California

Scheduling Employees and Everything in Between
November 12, 2019

Under California’s watchful eye, specific laws regulate the hours and days that nonexempt employees work. Many wonder if the state will eventually follow the trend in California cities of predictive or advanced scheduling.

Optimal schedules are always the goal to retain good employees. But staffing a workforce can be unpredictable, and employers need some flexibility in scheduling. Things just don’t always go as planned. How do you ensure your current practices are in compliance?

“Creating effective employee work schedules is challenging enough for employers, without also factoring in legal requirements, as well as the difficulties of managing employee requests for time off,” says Erika Frank, co-presenter and CalChamber executive vice president, legal affairs.

Join our employment law experts on April 18, 2019, as they address scheduling, flexible work arrangements and related issues in California:

  • Alternative workweek vs. flexible schedule
  • Overtime
  • On-call shifts, including recent Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc. decision
  • Scheduling meal and rest breaks
  • Accommodation requests affecting scheduling, including for religious and lactation purposes
  • Managing employees’ time off, including use of vacation/PTO
  • Local predictive scheduling ordinances


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 and executive vice president at the start of 2017, 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.

Bianca Saad, employment law subject matter expert, joined CalChamber in April 2018. She oversees CalChamber coverage of the ever-expanding area of labor-related local ordinances and serves as a co-presenter for CalChamber compliance seminars and webinars. Saad brings the perspective of an employee representative, coming from nearly eight years in private practice as an employment law and litigation attorney. She has represented plaintiff workers in wage-and-hour disputes, employment whistleblower claims, personal injury matters, and employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases. J.D. California Western School of Law.


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

This webinar is approved for 1.5 HRCI recertification, SHRM professional development and MCLE credits. The webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.

The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.