7:30 a.m. –8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Stress is a constant in modern daily life. Stress levels in the U.S. are increasing dramatically and are taking the toll on our health, happiness, and our law practices, among others. Often we blame our stress level on outside forces: a client, the system, the world. It can all seem overwhelming and beyond our control. In this interactive workshop you will learn techniques to take back that control, and master your stress level. Together we will explore the science behind stress and how it is created. We will also share and learn best practices to help reduce, prevent and cope with stress.
Speaker: Carrie Williams, Coach and Facilitator
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
In this fast-paced discussion, Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP and Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer
Friedman LLP will reprise their annual review of recent reemployment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner whether plaintiff, defense, or neutral.
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Select from three courses.
The experienced panelists will discuss state and federal employment anti-discrimination laws and case law and
how those laws intersect with federal immigration law, including a discussion of employment eligibility verification requirements.
Moderator: Sandra C. Muñoz, Law Offices of Sandra C. Muñoz
On May 2, 2017 DFEH issued a guide for employer’s on preventing and responding to workplace harassment. The guide, a product of DFEHs California Sexual Harassment Task Force, consists of FAQs – and answers – on effective anti-harassment programs, how to respond to reports of harassment and the basic steps for conducting a fair investigation. Patti Perez, past Fair Employment and Housing Council member and a member of the Task Force and Task Force member Amy Oppenheimer will explain and discuss this new guide.
This presentation will highlight recent and proposed changes to the California Fair Pay Act and the law’s impact on employers and employees alike. The panelists will discuss the history of the act, how it differs from its federal counterparts, as well as pay disparity issues and how to comply with the law.
Moderator: Samson R. Elsbernd, Wilke Fleury
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
This panel will discuss recent case law, the challenges presented by an aging workforce, and increased awareness of adult learning disabilities and mental health issues in the workplace.
Moderator: Carl Botterud, Botterud Mediation
The panelists will address recent decisions from the NLRB and their impact on you and your clients.
An esteemed judicial panel from Los Angeles Superior Court will discuss ethical concerns observed from the bench, as well as best practices when litigating before them.
Moderator: Deborah Maddux, Van Dermyden Maddux Law
2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The presenters will conduct a live action voir dire, accompanied by professional jury consultants, to demonstrate effective strategies for eliciting information from potential jurors that may either be harmful or helpful to your client.