California Employment Law for the Texas Employer - Dallas

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Haynes and Boone, LLP

2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700

Dallas, TX 75219

Employees in California? California Employment Law for the Texas Employer

Employers with California operations know that the Golden State has some unique employment laws, but many don’t know that the majority of California's employment laws apply to companies with as few as five California employees. To top it off, a recent surge in new legislation and case law developments makes it tougher than ever to keep up with the changes, much less implement effective compliance strategies. This HR roundtable will provide Texas-based employers with a checklist for spotting the key differences between Texas and California employment laws, educate employers on new legislation and case law, and share tips for navigating California's unique workplace laws.

Topics include:

  • Emerging wage and hour issues, including a recent California Supreme Court decision regarding overtime pay and de minimis work time
  • Leave of absence and disability accommodation developments
  • Expanded anti-discrimination laws
  • The California legislature’s response to the #MeToo movement
  • New legislation for 2019

Who should attend?

  • In-house counsel
  • Human resources professionals
  • Managers supervising employees in California
  • Business owners with operations in California

Tamara Devitt, a labor and employment partner in Haynes and Boone's Orange County, California office, will lead the discussion. Tamara has helped many Texas employers deal with the unique challenges of California's workplace laws. Tamara regularly defends employers against claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour claims, including class actions and complex litigation. She also advocates for employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitration and pre-litigation negotiations, and in administrative tribunals, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor, and California Labor Commissioner.


California: This activity is approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 credit hours.

New York: This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement.

Texas: This course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee in the amount of 1.5 credit hours.
Pending: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

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