Changes to California Employment Law in 2014

A court once wrote that no man's life or property is safe when the legislature is in session. While that may be something of an overstatement concerning the California legislature's 2013 session, the legislators did introduce more than 2,700 measures, and did pass 800 bills that the Governor signed – and many of these change how employers are required to work with their employees. Register for this free webinar and learn how California's new 2014 employment laws have changed an employer's obligations with respect to leaves of absence, minimum wage, immigration status, recovery periods, a new protected category (i.e., military and veteran status), sexual harassment and more!

Register now and do not miss this informative webinar presented by Chris Cobey, Matt Ruggles and Marina Gruber of Littler Mendelson, P.C., the largest labor and employment law firm in the world exclusively representing management, to get a comprehensive understanding of how California's most significant new employment laws, and how these laws will impact HR. This will include the steps HR professionals should take to comply, such as updating or changing employer handbooks, policies and practices, and what you can expect in the future. Stay up to date, and stay out of court!

Christopher Cobey

Christopher E. Cobey

Christopher E. Cobey has handled a broad range of employment and labor matters, including wrongful termination cases, breach of contract disputes, race, gender, age and disability discrimination and harassment lawsuits and wage and hour class actions. Chris has extensive litigation experience trying cases to verdict or judgment in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Leanne Carlson, MBA, SPHR from LivingHR, Inc.

Matthew J. Ruggles

Matthew J. Ruggles represents private and public employers, including airlines, financial institutions and healthcare companies, in all aspects of employment and labor law. His significant litigation and trial experience includes expertise in both state and federal courts, including defending employers against class action lawsuits, defending employers at trial and in administrative hearings, and representing clients in arbitrations. He has particular knowledge of claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Labor Code, the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the California Wage Orders.

Leanne Carlson, MBA, SPHR from LivingHR, Inc.

Marina C. Gruber

Marina C. Gruber represents and counsels employers regarding exempt/nonexempt classifications, discrimination and sexual harassment, wage and hour compliance and prevailing wage compliance on state and federal public works projects.



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Register today for this free webinar on January 23 at 2pm ET to learn:

  • The new leaves of absences available in 2014 to most California employees.
  • The scope of the new California laws on immigration status, and how they affect federal law on this subject.
  • About meal periods and rest breaks – and now providing recovery periods!

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