California Employment Law Roundtable - Dallas

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to present Employees in California? Strategies for the Texas Employer to Troubleshoot California's Unique Workplace Laws on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Most companies with California operations recognize that the Golden State has some unique employment laws. However, many out-of-state employers don't realize that most of California's employment laws apply to employers with as few as five 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 compliance strategies. 

This HR Roundtable will provide Texas-based employers with a checklist for spotting the key differences between Texas and California when it comes to employment law, as well as provide guidance for navigating California's unique workplace laws. 

Discussion points include: 
  • Lesser-known wage and hour traps, including new laws expanding joint employer liability 
  • Broadened discrimination and accommodation laws 
  • How legal challenges to the new Uber-inspired on demand service economy could change the test for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors 
  • California paid sick leave 

This HR Roundtable will be facilitated by Tamara Devitt, a Labor and Employment partner in Haynes and Boone's Orange County, California office. 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. 

Texas: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE 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.

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

This program has been approved for 1.50 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. Program  

Haynes and Boone, LLP
2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700 
Dallas, TX 75219 
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