Thursday, January 25, 2018 JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Online registration will close after January 18.
To be presented by the California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section (formerly The State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section)
Earn 6.75 Hours MCLE Credit
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For complete information, see Immigration and Employment Summit.
Wednesday, December 6, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Sexual harassment and assault have been a well-kept secret in Hollywood for years. Now suddenly, it seems, these stories are all over the news. Women and men are speaking out about incidents of assault and abuse after decades of silence. Why are we hearing about this now? What, if anything, created this environment and is it unique to Hollywood? Is this a truly “watershed” moment and what changed? What does that mean for Hollywood industries, attorneys, and employers and workers in other fields in general?
Our panelists will discuss these cutting-edge issues and more. Participants will gain valuable insight on what has created this climate, what we can do to prevent sexual harassment from occurring, and how to effectively respond to claims when they arise. Additionally, panelists will help to identify insights for other industries.
Moderator: Katie Wutchiett
Speakers: Joel Kelly and Dolores Leal
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12 noon - 1p.m.
Starting January 1, 2018, the New Parent Leave Act will extend bonding leave to millions of new parents who work at smaller companies and larger companies with small locations. This webinar will explore coverage, benefits, and rights and obligations under the new law, as well as the interplay with existing laws and entitlements.
Speakers: Adam J. Fiss and
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society. You must register in advance to participate.
The presenter from the Equal Justice Society will provide a basic overview of implicit bias concepts and research, and how awareness about one’s implicit biases might be helpful in reducing racially disparate outcomes in interpersonal, professional, and social settings, including labor and employment contexts.
Speaker: Chris Bridges
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Gender bias issues continue to plague the judicial system. This panel will discuss the personal experiences of gender bias by judicial officers, other attorneys, and court room staff. The panel will discuss judicial actions to remedy gender bias in litigation, and how the Bar and its members can work to fight this continuing problem.
Moderator: Bryan Schwartz
Speakers: Sima Fard and Maria Rodriguez
Deadline for 2017-2018 grant cycle: July 3, 2017
The Labor and Employment Law Section provides grants that:
Funding for each requested project or event shall generally be limited to a maximum of $5,000 in a calendar year. See Labor and Employment Law Section Grants for more information.
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section.
As a token of that, we're offering self-study MCLE credit in the areas of Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and in Society. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
The March issue of our Section’s Labor & Employment Law Review will feature an article by Lara C. de Leon and Christopher Olmsted on “California’s Fair Pay Act.” Joel Grossman also contributes an article on the recent Ninth Circuit decision in Poublon v. C.H. Robinson Co., entitled “Severing Unconscionable Arbitration Provisions.”
Look for both, as well as our regular case law updates from our outstanding columnists.
Submissions are always welcome! We encourage you to take a look at our Guidelines and Editorial Policy and to send us your well-researched articles for consideration.
If you're looking for MCLE credits (including for ethics), consider self-study articles from the Law Review, available in our online catalog for as low as $15 a credit.
Radio station KALW and 15 other radio stations regularly broadcast “Your Legal Rights,” a show in which callers can ask questions of attorneys with expertise in different areas of the law. The show is also uploaded to the National Public Radio Satellite for national distribution. Our Section sponsors programs on labor and employment law. Here’s what’s coming up next:
Tune into KALW at 91.7 FM for the San Francisco Bay area and on the Internet at www.kalw.org. To see all labor-related programs in our archive, see Your Legal Rights.
This month, Practice Tips reminds readers of some often-overlooked resources for researching California employment law.
Your Labor and Employment Law Section offers lots of continuing education about employment discrimination law, as well as many other topics. We have online MCLE you can access any time, day or night, using a handy new webpage organized by category. Click on any of the topics listed below to see what courses your Section offers on that topic:
Have you signed up to receive Labor Case Alerts? These case summaries are being sent to you by the Labor and Employment Law Section, in cooperation with Phyllis Cheng. Section members can sign up through My State Bar Profile.
Our Section published the two definitive treatises on California public sector labor and employment law:
We're delighted to announce that the Labor and Employment Law Section just launched our own pages on Facebook and Twitter. We're looking forward to interacting with a wider community and reaching out to people who are not currently members.
In addition, the Section has a presence on the LinkedIn group for The Sections and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA).
We invite you to "Like" us and follow our "Tweets"!
Labor & Employment Law Section The State Bar of California
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San Francisco, CA 94105-1639