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ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

New governor, new laws and new regulations. We do the research, monitor the court decisions, and analyze all of the new laws and regulations the federal and state government is throwing at employers. This year’s update will address the newest developments in:

  • Wage-hour compliance,
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
  • Reasonable accommodations and the interactive process
  • Managing leaves of absence
  • Employer policies and procedures
  • Other key workplace law issues

As always, be prepared for an interactive session with plenty of time for questions!


Date:

2012-12-04

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.

Location:


980 9th Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS: PUTTING YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO WORK (PART 2)

In this full-day seminar, we will apply the laws we learned in Part 1 of this series and work in groups to analyze hypotheticals and case studies. We will address the most challenging fact patterns relating to leaves of absence and the reasonable accommodation process, including intermittent leave, extended leave as reasonable accommodation, the new Pregnancy Disability Leave law regarding continuation of health insurance benefits, “workers’ compensation leave,” and other hot topics.

This highly interactive session is a must for HR professionals and others responsible for compliance in these difficult areas. Certificates are provided upon completion.


Date:

2012-02-14

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.

Location:

980 9th Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS: THE LAW (PART 1)

There has been a huge change in workplace law over the past 20 years. New, burdensome “leave” laws protect more employee absences. At the same time, the Americans With Disabilities Act has been amended to cover more employees. These developments pose challenges for even the most experienced HR professionals.

Through hypotheticals and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to the most common real-world disability accommodations and leave management problems. We address:

  • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
  • The scope of the “interactive process”
  • What accommodations are “reasonable?”
  • The interplay between leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • Understanding FMLA/CFRA leave, including intermittent, reduced schedule time off
  • When leave is considered a reasonable accommodation

Attendees will receive many practical tools, including checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon completion.


Date:

2012-02-07

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.

Location:

980 9th Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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PREVENTING AND REDUCING EMPLOYMENT LAW LIABILITY WITH EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

How do you properly investigate an internal complaint? This full-day program addresses this question for both private and public sector employers. Through interactive discussion, hypotheticals and role-playing, attendees learn about:

  • The legal requirements applicable to internal investigations
  • Developing an effective workplan and investigation strategy
  • The “do’s and don’ts” of conducting effective witness interviews
  • Compiling and analyzing the evidence
  • The keys to drafting the investigative report
  • Working with internal resources to take action after the investigation
  • Preventing retaliation and future misconduct

Attendees will receive an “Investigator’s Manual” with checklists, sample interview outlines and a sample investigative report, as well as “hands on” experience conducting an investigation. Certificates are provided upon seminar completion. Space is limited.


Date:

2012-01-24

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.

Location:

980 9th Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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Employee Handbooks: An Investment Worth Making
Every HR professional has drafted or revised an employee handbook. We all understand that handbooks can make or break an employment lawsuit. Yet, organizations often fail to commit the resources necessary to create a handbook that effectively communicates key workplace rules without creating potential liability. This session will address what topics should (and should not!) be covered in a handbook and provide practical tips for preparing a handbook that protects the organization and provides a morale boost to employees. A checklist of suggested handbook topics will be provided.


Date:

2011-12-13

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PST

Location:

Webinar


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ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

New governor, new laws and new regulations. We do the research, monitor the court decisions, and analyze all of the new laws and regulations the federal and state government is throwing at employers. The update will address the newest developments in:

  • Wage-hour compliance
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Managing leaves of absence
  • Employer policies and procedures

We will update the topics to be covered as new laws and court decisions emerge. This session is interactive and allows time for questions!


Date:

2011-11-30

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration at 1:00 p.m.)

Location:

980 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

New governor, new laws and new regulations. We do the research, monitor the court decisions, and analyze all of the new laws and regulations the federal and state government is throwing at employers. The update will address the newest developments in:

  • Wage-hour compliance
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Managing leaves of absence
  • Employer policies and procedures

We will update the topics to be covered as new laws and court decisions emerge. This session is interactive and allows time for questions!


Date:

2012-01-17

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Webinar


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EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS: 2011 UPDATE

There has been a huge change in workplace law over the past 20 years. More employee absences have become protected by new, burdensome “leave” laws. At the same time, the Americans With Disabilities Act has been amended to include many more employees. Therefore, there will be more requests for reasonable accommodation, including more leaves of absence. How can an employer manage all of these employees’ requests for changes to the work environment and time off? Through hypotheticals and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to the most common real-world situations. We address a number of topics in this session, including:

  • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
  • The scope of the “interactive process”
  • What accommodations are “reasonable?”
  • The interplay between leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • Flying over the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law
  • Understanding FMLA leave, including intermittent, reduced schedule, and state law
  • When leave is considered a reasonable accommodation

Attendees will receive checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


Date:

2011-09-13

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Webinar


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EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS: 2011 UPDATE

There has been a huge change in workplace law over the past 20 years. More employee absences have become protected by new, burdensome “leave” laws. At the same time, the Americans With Disabilities Act has been amended to include many more employees. Therefore, there will be more requests for reasonable accommodation, including more leaves of absence. How can an employer manage all of these employees’ requests for changes to the work environment and time off? Through hypotheticals and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to the most common real-world situations. We address a number of topics in this session, including:

  • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
  • The scope of the “interactive process”
  • What accommodations are “reasonable?”
  • The interplay between leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • Flying over the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law
  • Understanding FMLA leave, including intermittent, reduced schedule, and state law
  • When leave is considered a reasonable accommodation

Attendees will receive checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


Date:

2011-06-07

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Webinar


MORE INFORMATION

EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS: 2011 UPDATE

There has been a huge change in workplace law over the past 20 years. More employee absences have become protected by new, burdensome “leave” laws. At the same time, the Americans With Disabilities Act has been amended to include many more employees. Therefore, there will be more requests for reasonable accommodation, including more leaves of absence. How can an employer manage all of these employees’ requests for changes to the work environment and time off? Through hypotheticals and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to the most common real-world situations. We address a number of topics in this session, including:

  • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
  • The scope of the “interactive process”
  • What accommodations are “reasonable?”
  • The interplay between leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • Flying over the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law
  • Understanding FMLA leave, including intermittent, reduced schedule, and state law
  • When leave is considered a reasonable accommodation

Attendees will receive checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


Date:

2011-03-22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

Location:

Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
600 I Street, Commission Room
Sacramento, CA 95814


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PREVENTING AND REDUCING EMPLOYMENT LAW LIABILITY WITH EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS (ADVANCED)

This seminar provides attendees with a full day of “hands-on” experience conducting investigations. Prior participation in our “Preventing and Reducing Employment Law Liability with Effective Internal Investigations” is recommended, but not required. Attendees in this session should be prepared to work in groups to:

  • Develop investigative workplans
  • Conduct witness interviews
  • Reach appropriate factual conclusions
  • Receive constructive feedback from other attendees and the instructor
  • Draft effective investigative reports

This is a unique opportunity for attendees to practice their investigative techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


Date:

2011-09-21

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

Location:

980 9th Street
2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


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PREVENTING AND REDUCING EMPLOYMENT LAW LIABILITY WITH EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

Employee lawsuits often begin with complaints to human resources or management. A timely and measured investigation can prevent litigation either by uncovering possible wrongdoing at an early stage, or by reassuring management and employees that a complaint is unfounded. How does one properly investigate a complaint? This program is designed for private and public sector employees responsible for investigating internal complaints (e.g., EEO, workplace violence, theft, etc.) and potential violations of policy. We cover various topics, including:

  • The legal requirements applicable to internal investigations
  • Developing an effective workplan and investigation strategy
  • Conducting effective witness interviews
  • Compiling and analyzing the evidence
  • The keys to drafting the investigative report
  • Working with internal resources to take action after the investigation
  • Preventing retaliation and future misconduct

Interactive discussion, hypotheticals and role-play ensures attendees will apply the concepts they learn. Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


Date:

2011-06-02

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Webinar


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PREVENTING AND REDUCING EMPLOYMENT LAW LIABILITY WITH EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

Employee lawsuits often begin with complaints to human resources or management. A timely and measured investigation can prevent litigation either by uncovering possible wrongdoing at an early stage, or by reassuring management and employees that a complaint is unfounded. How does one properly investigate a complaint? This full-day program is designed for private and public sector employees responsible for investigating internal complaints (e.g., EEO, workplace violence, theft, etc.) and potential violations of policy. We cover various topics, including:

  • The legal requirements applicable to internal investigations
  • Developing an effective workplan and investigation strategy
  • Conducting effective witness interviews
  • Compiling and analyzing the evidence
  • The keys to drafting the investigative report
  • Working with internal resources to take action after the investigation
  • Preventing retaliation and future misconduct

Interactive discussion, hypotheticals and role-play ensures attendees will apply the concepts they learn. Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


Date:

2011-02-22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

Location:

Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
600 I Street, Commission Room
Sacramento, CA 95814


MORE INFORMATION

PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1).  Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.  We address a number of topics, including:

  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
  • Supervisors’ responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
  • The difference between law and policy
  • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
  • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
  • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”
  • “Bad” vs. unlawful conduct

      Employees love this program!  Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


      Date:

      2011-12-15

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


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      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance. We address a number of topics, including:

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Supervisors’ responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
      • The difference between law and policy
      • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”
      • “Bad” vs. unlawful conduct

      Employees love this program! Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2011-10-18

      1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration at 1:00 p.m.)

      Location:

      980 9th Street
      2nd Floor
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance. We address a number of topics, including:

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Supervisors’ responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
      • The difference between law and policy
      • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”
      • “Bad” vs. unlawful conduct

      Employees love this program! Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


      Date:

      2011-08-16

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance. We address a number of topics, including:

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Supervisors’ responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
      • The difference between law and policy
      • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”
      • “Bad” vs. unlawful conduct

      Employees love this program! Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


      Date:

      2011-04-14

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the "gray" areas in equal employment opportunity compliance. We address a number of topics, including:

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Supervisors' responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
      • The difference between law and policy
      • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for "out-of-work" conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the "15-minute rule"
      • "Bad" vs. unlawful conduct


      Date:

      2011-06-14

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      600 I Street
      Commission Room
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive, engaging, and practical seminar complies with and exceeds California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through real world examples, hypothetical scenarios, practical guidance, and humor, we address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance. We address a number of topics, including:

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Supervisors’ responsibilities to identify and report policy violations
      • The difference between law and policy
      • Principles of mutual respect and the Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”
      • “Bad” vs. unlawful conduct


      Date:

      2011-02-15

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street, Commission Room
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      TOP TEN WAYS TO VIOLATE CALIFORNIA’S WAGE-HOUR LAWS

      Thousands of California employers have found out the hard way there are actually more than 10 ways to violate California's myriad wage-hour laws. Class actions and individual lawsuits allege everything from misclassification of employees to improper calculation of overtime, inadequate rest breaks and meal periods, insufficient reimbursement of employee expenses, miscalculation of final pay, unlawful bonus and commission plans, non-compliant uniform and tool policies, and more.


      Date:

      2010-09-23

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining webinar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”

      Employees love this program!

      Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-11-10

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining webinar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”

      Employees love this program!

      Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-05-12

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE 2011

      In this annual seminar, we provide practice and up-to-date information on the new laws taking effect in 2011, and court decisions involving cutting-edge employment law concepts, such as:

      • Wage-hour compliance
      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Reasonable accommodations
      • Managing leaves of absence
      • Employer policies and procedures

      We will update the topics to be covered as new laws and court decisions emerge. This session is interactive and allows time for questions!


      Date:

      2011-01-18

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK TUNE-UP

      This webinar will cover:

      • The key elements of an employee handbook
      • Handbook updates for 2011


      Date:

      2010-12-16

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      LOOKING FORWARD TO 2011

      This webinar will cover:

      • Highlights of legal developments for 2011
      • Topics that will be featured in our annual legal update presentation (both “live” and via webinar)


      Date:

      2010-11-16

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE

      This webinar will cover:

      • Ethical obligations and the law
      • How to draft appropriate ethics policies for your organization
      • The keys to ethical behavior, including six steps to making sound decisions


      Date:

      2010-10-19

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      TERMINATION WITHOUT LITIGATION: HOW TO MINIMIZE THE RISK FIRED EMPLOYEES WILL SUE YOU

      This webinar will cover:

      • What “at-will” employment really means
      • The key elements of an effective termination, including what to avoid during the termination conversation
      • The need for appropriate documentation


      Date:

      2010-09-21

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      SMART HIRING PRACTICES

      This webinar will cover:

      • Legal landmines in the hiring process
      • How to audit your hiring practices to identify risky practices
      • The need for appropriate documentation


      Date:

      2010-08-24

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      AVOIDING VIOLATIONS OF CALIFORNIA'S WAGE-HOUR LAWS

      This webinar will cover:

      • Why wage-hour compliance is key to the success of your organization in California
      • The top 10 wage-hour violations
      • How to conduct an internal wage-hour audit


      Date:

      2010-07-20

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      WHAT IS MEDIATION AND HOW TO “WIN”

      This webinar will cover:

      • An overview of the mediation process
      • Agency mediation vs. litigation mediation
      • Picking the best mediator
      • How to effectively work with counsel throughout the process


      Date:

      2010-06-22

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      MAINTAINING A RESPECTFUL WORKING ENVIRONMENT

      This webinar will cover:

      • Why requiring a respectful working environment will save your organization money
      • The importance of culture and communication
      • The overlap between EEO compliance and respect
      • Leading by example


      Date:

      2010-05-25

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


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      INVESTIGATING EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT

      This webinar will cover:

      • Your role as the investigator
      • The standard for determining policy violations
      • The 10 steps to conducting an investigation


      Date:

      2010-04-20

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO PREPARE A RESPONSE TO A DFEH/EEOC CHARGE

      This webinar will cover:

      • How to effectively tell your story
      • Use of appropriate tone
      • What documents to provide
      • Tips for communicating with the investigators
      • When you need legal counsel


      Date:

      2010-03-23

      8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      In this annual seminar, we provide practice and up-to-date information on the new laws taking effect in 2011, and court decisions involving cutting-edge employment law issues, such as:

      • Wage-hour compliance
      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Reasonable accommodations
      • Managing leaves of absence
      • Employer policies and procedures

      We will update the topics to be covered as new laws and court decisions emerge. This session is interactive and allows time for questions!


      Date:

      2010-12-01

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building
      Byron Sher Auditorium
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION

      Because of the economy and current social pressures, workplace violence incidents are on the rise. We regularly read about situations in which former employees or disgruntled clients engage in violent attacks in the workplace. In addition, bullying and intimidation, which can destroy morale and productivity, is common. Through interactive dialogue and case studies, this seminar provides attendees with the tools they need to recognize the triggers for violent conduct, offers strategies for prevention, and addresses common misconceptions about workplace violence. All employees are encouraged to attend.


      Date:

      2010-07-15

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      TBD
      Sacramento, CA


      MORE INFORMATION

      CONDUCTING INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (ADVANCED TECHNIQUES)

      This seminar provides attendees with a full day of “hands-on” experience conducting investigations. Attendees in this session should be prepared to work in groups to:

      • Develop investigative workplans
      • Conduct witness interviews
      • Reach appropriate factual conclusions
      • Receive constructive feedback from other attendees and the instructor
      • Draft appropriate investigative reports

      This is a unique opportunity for attendees to practice their investigative techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-08-19

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      600 I Street
      Commission Room
      Sacramento, CA


      MORE INFORMATION

      CONDUCTING INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (PART I)

      Employee lawsuits often focus on the quality of employer investigations. This full-day interactive seminar is designed for private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints (e.g., EEO, workplace violence, theft, etc.) and potential violations of policy. We cover various topics in this session, including:

      • The legal requirements applicable to internal investigations
      • Developing an effective workplan and investigation strategy
      • Conducting effective witness interviews
      • Compiling and analyzing the evidence
      • The keys to drafting the investigative report
      • Working with internal resources to take action after the investigation
      • Preventing retaliation and future misconduct

      Through case studies and scenarios, attendees will an opportunity to apply the concepts they learn.


      Date:

      2010-06-01

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      Because of recent court decisions and regulatory developments, managing leaves of absence and the reasonable accommodation process is more complicated than ever. Through case studies, hypotheticals, and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to real-world situations. We address a number of topics in this session, including:

      • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
      • The scope of the “interactive process”
      • Why reasonable accommodations must be medically necessary, effective and not impose an undue hardship
      • How the revised FMLA regulations affect leave management in California
      • Strategies for addressing intermittent leave requests
      • When leave is a considered a reasonable accommodation

      Attendees will receive checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon webinar completion.


      Date:

      2010-10-20

      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS
      SOLD OUT!

      Because of recent court decisions and regulatory developments, managing leaves of absence and the reasonable accommodation process is more complicated than ever. Through case studies, hypotheticals, and group discussion, attendees will learn how to apply core legal principles to real-world situations. We address a number of topics in this session, including:

      • The definition of “disability” under state and federal law
      • The scope of the “interactive process”
      • Why reasonable accommodations must be medically necessary, effective and not impose an undue hardship
      • How the revised FMLA regulations affect leave management in California
      • Strategies for addressing intermittent leave requests
      • When leave is a considered a reasonable accommodation

      Attendees will receive checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more! Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-05-26

      8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining seminar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”


      Date:

      2010-12-08

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      601 I Street
      Commission Room
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining webinar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”

      Employees love this program!

      Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-09-16

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining seminar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”


      Date:

      2010-06-17

      8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building
      Byron Sher Auditorium
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      This interactive and entertaining webinar satisfies all of California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (as described in Assembly Bill 1825/Government Code section 12950.1). Through case studies, scenarios, true-false questions and humor, we provide attendees with practical information and cutting edge strategies to address the “gray” areas in equal employment opportunity compliance.

      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention
      • Principles of mutual respect
      • The Platinum Rule
      • Responsibility for “out-of-work” conduct
      • The internal complaint process, including the “15-minute rule”

      Employees love this program!

      Certificates are provided upon seminar completion.


      Date:

      2010-03-10

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      Managing leaves of absence and the reasonable accommodation process is more complicated now than ever.  The Department of Labor’s final Family and Medical Leave Act regulations changed the leave administration rules for California employers, and various court decisions have addressed the duty to accommodate applicants and employees with disabilities.  


      Date:

      2009-06-24

      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

      Increasingly, employee lawsuits focus on the quality of employer investigations. This full-day seminar is designed for employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints. This seminar is designed to meet the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. We provide a “hands-on” approach to gaining investigation skills. Attendees will learn how to avoid legal landmines surrounding the investigative process; plan strategically to take the steps necessary to conduct a thorough investigation; conduct effective witness interviews; compile and analyze evidence; draft the final report; and take appropriate steps after the conclusion of the investigation.


      Date:

      2009-08-13

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Registration at 8:00 a.m.

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE 2010

      We are pleased to announce our annual Employment Law Update webinar. In this session, we will provide practical and up-to-date information on the new laws for 2010 and court decisions involving cutting-edge employment law issues, such as:

      • Wage and hour law
      • Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act
      • The future of the Employee Free Choice Act and union organizing
      • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims
      • Reasonable accommodations and leaves of absence
      • The effects of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
      • Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act
      • Federal regulatory developments

      The session is interactive and allows plenty time for questions! Do not miss this opportunity to get a head-start on compliance for 2010!


      Date:

      2010-01-12

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      THE NEW FMLA REGULATIONS AND CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

      The final FMLA regulations took effect on January 16, 2009. These regulations substantially revise employers’ and employees’ rights and obligations with respect to the FMLA and related California laws. The new regulations also address “servicemember leave.” Is your organization ready? We can help! Join us for this interactive and “live” webinar focused on the new FMLA rules and their interaction with California law. Attendees will receive a sample FMLA/CFRA policy and Servicemember FMLA policy that reflect the new regulations, as well as sample forms. There will be plenty of time for questions!


      Date:

      2009-02-19

      8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      REMAINING UNION FREE UNDER THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT

      If you think unions are someone else's problem, Congress and President Obama are about to change your attitude. The Employee Free Choice Act will make it much easier for unions to organize your workforce. What is the EFCA and why do unions want it passed? How do unions "organize" employees? What can employers do to stay union-free? What can managers say and do before and after a union knocks on the door? Get ready for organized labor's reemergence before it is too late. The program is appropriate for human resources professionals and in-house counsel.


      Date:

      2009-03-05

      8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar
      (Telephone charges may apply)


      MORE INFORMATION

      TOP TEN WAYS TO STAY OUT OF COURT

      Employers must be pro-active to avoid employment law litigation, and promote a positive working environment. Attendees at this three-hour seminar will learn how to effectively manage while ensuring compliance with California workplace law. Ideal for human resources and legal professionals, this seminar addresses a number of key issues, including:


      Date:

      2009-06-17

      8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      SOLD OUT!

      The interplay between disability discrimination and leave of absence laws creates huge headaches for human resources professionals. In this seminar, you will learn the basic legal principles (including the new FMLA military leave law and the proposed FMLA regulations) and how to apply them to real-world situations. What is an “interactive process”? What are essential job functions? When can you stop granting extension after extension for an employee on a leave of absence? What about worker’s compensation? What about short-term disability? You will leave this seminar with practical tools to use, including checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more!


      Date:

      2009-05-12

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). The program covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide attendees with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2009-11-05

      8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

      This webinar discusses why performance evaluations are vital to a healthy organization. Learn the “nuts and bolts” of preparing and delivering performance evaluations and understand performance evaluation pitfalls. The webinar will provide practical tips for ensuring your performance evaluation process is effective and provides appropriate protections to your organization. Bring your questions!


      Date:

      2009-08-12

      8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

      Increasingly, employee lawsuits focus on the quality of employer investigations. This fullday seminar is designed for both private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints. This seminar has four key objectives: (1) to demonstrate why investigation skills are important; (2) to build the skills necessary to conduct an effective internal investigation; (3) to identify and understand the role of the investigator; and (4) to provide step-by-step guidance regarding the preparation of an investigative report.


      Date:

      2009-07-21

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS: DO YOU KNOW ONE WHEN YOU SEE ONE?

      Do you know the legal distinctions between independent contractors and employees? Do you know the potential advantages and disadvantages of using independent contractors? Join Jennifer Brown Shaw for this interactive session as she discusses the risks associated with misclassification, the best practices for preserving independent contractor status, and the various tests used to determine independent contractor status.


      Date:

      2009-06-04

      8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      THE NEW FMLA REGULATIONS AND CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

      The new FMLA regulations take effect on January 16, 2009. These regulations substantially revise employers' and employees' rights and obligations with respect to the FMLA and related California laws. The new regulations also address "servicemember leave." Is your organization ready? We can help! Join us for this interactive and "live" webinar focused on the new FMLA rules and their interaction with California law. Attendees will receive a sample FMLA/CFRA policy and Servicemember FMLA policy that reflect the new regulations. There will be plenty of time for questions!


      Date:

      2009-01-12

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION

      With workplace violence incidents on the rise, it is imperative that employees recognize the warning signs. Through interactive dialogue and case studies, this seminar provides attendees with the tools to recognize triggers of workplace violence, offers strategies for prevention, and provides an overview of the internal complaint process. Employees of all levels and classifications are encouraged to attend.


      Date:

      2009-04-07

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2009-12-09

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Board of Equalization Board Room
      450 N Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      Shaw Valenza LLP is pleased to announce our annual Employment Law Update seminar. In each session, we will provide practical and up-to-date information on the new laws taking effect in 2010 and court decisions involving cutting-edge employment law issues, such as wage and hour, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, restrictive covenants (trade secrets), employer policies and procedures, employer/employee liability for conduct outside the workplace, and arbitration agreements. The session is interactive and allows more time for questions!


      Date:

      2009-12-01

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Board of Equalization Board Room
      450 N Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      Shaw Valenza LLP is pleased to announce our annual Employment Law Update seminar. In each session, we will provide practical and up-to-date information on the new laws taking effect in 2009 and court decisions involving cutting-edge employment law issues, such as wage and hour, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, restrictive covenants (trade secrets), employer policies and procedures, employer/employee liability for conduct outside the workplace, and arbitration agreements. The session is interactive and allows more time for questions!


      Date:

      2009-01-06

      8:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      TOP TEN WAYS TO VIOLATE CALIFORNIA'S WAGE-HOUR LAWS

      This seminar will cover basic wage-hour principles, including the new minimum wage, exempt/non-exempt classification, appropriate use of independent contractors, rest break and meal period rules, calculating bonuses for non-exempt employees, and payroll practices.


      Date:

      2009-07-15

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      The interplay between disability discrimination and leave of absence laws creates huge headaches for human resources professionals. In this seminar, you will learn the basic legal principles (including the new FMLA military leave law and the proposed FMLA regulations) and how to apply them to real-world situations.


      Date:

      2009-08-18

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

      Diversity extends far beyond the obvious dimensions of race and gender. We are all "diverse" and "the same" in many ways. This session begins by examining traditional stereotypes, and includes a discussion of the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity; how to take responsibility for workplace diversity; and steps for embracing different work styles.


      Date:

      2009-09-08

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Resources Building Auditorium
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

      Diversity extends far beyond the obvious dimensions of race and gender. We are all "diverse" and "the same" in many ways. This session begins by examining traditional stereotypes, and includes a discussion of the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity; how to take responsibility for workplace diversity; and steps for embracing different work styles.


      Date:

      2009-03-11

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

      This fullday seminar is designed for both private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints.


      Date:

      2009-02-25

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-12-02

      1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2009-03-17

      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2009-09-16

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2009-02-10

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      (Registration - 8:00 a.m.)

      Location:

      Resources Building Auditorium
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-08-14

      9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Humboldt County Library
      1313 3rd Street
      Eureka, CA 95501


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-07-10

      9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Humboldt County Library
      1313 3rd Street
      Eureka, CA 95501


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-08-26

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

      Location:

      Webinar


      MORE INFORMATION

      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      On December 2, 2008, Shaw Valenza LLP is hosting our annual Employment Law Update seminar in Sacramento. We will provide practical and up-to-date information on the very latest developments in workplace law.


      Date:

      2008-12-02

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
      Crest Theater
      1013 K Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      The interplay between disability discrimination and leave of absence laws creates huge headaches for human resources professionals. In this seminar, you will learn the basic legal principles and how to apply them to real-world situations. What is an “interactive process”? What are essential job functions? When can you stop granting extension after extension for an employee on a leave of absence? What about worker’s compensation? What about short-term disability? You will leave this seminar with practical tools to use, including checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more!


      Date:

      2008-06-11

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Location:

      CalEPA Building – Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

      Increasingly, employee lawsuits focus on the quality of employer investigations. This full-day seminar is designed for both private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints.

      This seminar has four key objectives: (1) to demonstrate why investigation skills are important; (2) to build the skills necessary to conduct an effective internal investigation; (3) to identify and understand the role of the investigator; and (4) to provide step-by-step guidance regarding the preparation of an investigative report.


      Date:

      2008-09-11

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Location:

      Commonwealth Club – Gold Room
      595 Market Street
      San Francisco, CA 94105


      MORE INFORMATION

      TOP TEN WAYS TO VIOLATE WAGE-HOUR LAWS

      This seminar will cover basic wage-hour principles, including the new minimum wage, exempt/non-exempt classification, appropriate use of independent contractors, rest break and meal period rules, calculating bonuses for non-exempt employees, and payroll practices. In addition, you will learn how to conduct a wage-hour audit to identify potential problem areas in your organization.


      Date:

      2008-09-09

      8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency Auditorium
      600 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-08-19

      8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building Auditorium
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION

      With workplace violence incidents on the rise, it is imperative that employees recognize the warning signs. Through interactive dialogue and case studies, this seminar provides attendees with the tools to recognize triggers of workplace violence, offers strategies for prevention, and provides an overview of the internal complaint process. Employees of all levels and classifications are encouraged to attend.


      Date:

      2008-07-08

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      CalEPA Building – Byron Sher Auditorium
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS

      The interplay between disability discrimination and leave of absence laws creates huge headaches for human resources professionals. In this seminar, you will learn the basic legal principles and how to apply them to real-world situations. What is an “interactive process”? What are essential job functions? When can you stop granting extension after extension for an employee on a leave of absence? What about worker’s compensation? What about short-term disability? You will leave this seminar with practical tools to use, including checklists, charts, resources for finding accommodation ideas, and more!


      Date:

      2008-06-18

      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Location:

      Commonwealth Club – Gold Room
      595 Market Street
      San Francisco, CA 94105


      MORE INFORMATION

      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements (Assembly Bill 1825). It covers all aspects of equal employment opportunity, including the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, principles of mutual respect, the Platinum Rule, and the internal complaint process. We provide supervisors with a fun and interactive training experience on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-04-03

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Commonwealth Club – Gold Room
      595 Market Street
      San Francisco, CA 94105


      MORE INFORMATION

      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

      Increasingly, employee lawsuits focus on the quality of employer investigations. This full-day seminar is designed for both private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints.

      This seminar has four key objectives: (1) to demonstrate why investigation skills are important; (2) to build the skills necessary to conduct an effective internal investigation; (3) to identify and understand the role of the investigator; and (4) to provide step-by-step guidance regarding the preparation of an investigative report.


      Date:

      2008-05-13

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Location:

      Board of Equalization Auditorium
      450 N Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      HOW TO CONDUCT EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

      Increasingly, employee lawsuits focus on the quality of employer investigations. This full-day seminar is designed for both private and public sector employees who are responsible for investigating internal complaints and workplace issues, including EEO complaints.


      Date:

      2008-02-21

      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Location:

      CalEPA Building – Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

      Diversity extends far beyond the obvious dimensions of race and gender. We are all "diverse" and "the same" in many ways. Please join us for an interactive session on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-04-28

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      CalEPA Building – Sierra Room
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, California 95814


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      PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND OTHER EEO ISSUES AT WORK: IT'S ALL ABOUT RESPECT (AB1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Our innovative new program complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training requirements. We provide supervisors with information and practical guidance regarding federal and state laws and internal policies concerning the prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Please join us for an interactive session on this important workplace issue.


      Date:

      2008-03-12

      8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      CalEPA Building – Byron Sher Auditorium
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB1825 Compliance)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-12-03

      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB1825 Compliance)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-11-05

      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

      Diversity extends far beyond the obvious dimensions of race and gender. We are all "diverse" and "the same" in many ways. This session begins by examining traditional stereotypes, and includes a discussion of the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity; how to take responsibility for workplace diversity; and steps for embracing different work styles.


      Date:

      2007-10-24

      8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

      Location:

      Cal EPA Building
      1001 I Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      RESPECT AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Please join us for an interactive session on this important workplace issue. All employees are welcome! Certificates of compliance will be provided!


      Date:

      2007-08-27

      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

      Location:

      CalEPA Building
      1001 I Street (Auditorium)
      Sacramento, CA
      (parking available on 10th and I Street)


      MORE INFORMATION

      RESPECT AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Please join us for an interactive session on this important workplace issue. All employees are welcome! Certificates of compliance will be provided!


      Date:

      2007-08-21

      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

      Location:

      CalEPA Building
      1001 I Street (Auditorium)
      Sacramento, CA
      (parking available on 10th and I Street)


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      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      This seminar will provide practical and up-to-date information on the latest developments in workplace law for 2007.


      Date:

      2007-12-04

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Commonwealth Club
      595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94105


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      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 Compliance)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-09-10

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Updstairs Conference Room
      6105 Airport Road
      Redding, CA 96002


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      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE) - SOLD OUT

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-06-28

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center
      373 Indianola Road
      Bayside, CA 95524


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      RESPECT AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE) (STAFF WELCOME)

      This two-hour seminar provides information and practical guidance to all employees regarding federal and state laws and internal policies concerning the prohibition, prevention, and correction of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This class is open to all managers, supervisors and staff. Certificates of attendance will be provided.


      Date:

      2007-11-05

      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

      This seminar will provide practical and up-to-date information on the latest developments in workplace law for 2007.


      Date:

      2007-12-03

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.

      SOLD OUT


      Date:

      2007-11-05

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


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      UNDERSTANDING THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS AND EFFECTIVELY MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      This seminar provides information and practical guidance on how to effectively manage all protected leaves of absence.


      Date:

      2007-09-26

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-07-24

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Resources Building
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-07-09

      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Elihu Harris State Office Bldg.
      1515 Clay Street, Room 11
      Oakland, CA 94612


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 Compliance)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-06-28

      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center
      373 Indianola Road
      Bayside, CA 95524


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-06-13

      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Air Resources Board
      9530 Telstar Ave., Annex 4
      El Monte, CA 91731


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-05-23

      TBA

      Location:

      Upstairs Conference Room
      6105 Airport Road
      Redding, CA 96002


      MORE INFORMATION

      PROMOTING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION PREVENTION (AB 1825 COMPLIANCE)

      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide equal employment opportunity training to supervisory employees every two years.


      Date:

      2007-03-19

      Session:
      8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Location:

      1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA


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      CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

      This intensive seminar is recommended for professionals who have experience investigating internal complaints.


      Date:

      2007-03-09

      Registration:
      8:30 a.m.

      Session: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Location:

      1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA


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      LABOR LAW UPDATE 2007
      San Mateo County Employer Advisory Council Half-Day Seminar

      Today’s presentation will cover practical and up-to-date information on the very latest developments in workplace law.


      Date:

      2007-01-24

      Registration/Continental Breakfast:
      7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

      Presentation:
      8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

      Location:

      Crown Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404


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      EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
      On December 12, 2006, Shaw Valenza LLP is hosting our annual Employment Law Update seminar in San Francisco. We will provide practical and up-to-date information on the very latest developments in workplace law.


      Date:

      2006-12-12

      Registration/Continental Breakfast:
      8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
      Seminar Session:
      9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      University of Phoenix, Lobby 3, 185 Berry Street, San Francisco


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      EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
      On November 21, 2006, Shaw Valenza LLP is hosting our annual Employment Law Update seminar in Los Angeles. We will provide practical and up-to-date information on the very latest developments in workplace law.


      Date:

      2006-11-21

      Registration/Continental Breakfast:
      8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
      Seminar Session:
      9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

      Location:

      Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room, 320 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles


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      EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
      On November 8, 2006, Shaw Valenza LLP is hosting our annual Employment Law Update seminar in Sacramento. We will provide practical and up-to-date information on the very latest developments in workplace law.


      Date:

      2006-11-08

      Registration/Continental Breakfast:
      7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      Seminar Session:
      8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

      Location:

      Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Auditorium, Sacramento


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      CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
      This seminar has four key objectives: (1) to demonstrate why investigation skills are important; (2) to build the skills necessary to conduct an effective internal investigation; (3) to identify and understand the role of the investigator; (4) to provide step-by-step guidance regarding the preparation of an investigative report.


      Date:

      2006-10-23

      Registration:
      8:30 a.m.
      Seminar Session:
      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour on-your-own lunch)

      Location:

      1001 I Street (Auditorium), Sacramento, CA


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      HARASSMENT PREVENTION: YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER ASSEMBLY BILL 1825
      Assembly Bill 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide harassment prevention training to supervisory employees every two years. New supervisors must be trained within six months. Please join Jennifer Brown Shaw of Shaw Valenza LLP for an interactive session on this important. workplace issue.


      Date:

      2007-09-12

      Session: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      Location:

      1001 I Street (Sierra Hearing Room), Sacramento, CA


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