Help! I Have California Employees. Now What?

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Concurrent Session
Help! I Have California Employees. Now What?
03/12/2018 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM |
Location: Mount Vernon Square
1.50 SHRM PDCs
| Competencies: HR Expertise, Ethical Practice
| Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn essential California employment law rules so you can reduce the organization's legal risk and maximize employee engagement. 

California is the world's sixth-largest economy, so odds are strong your organization will soon have California employees if it doesn't already. This session will demystify California employment law by identifying essential rules applicable to each stage of the employee life cycle from recruitment to exit and beyond. Topics will include California payroll and wage and hour rules, leave, disability and pregnancy accommodation obligations, and key differences between federal and California law in the areas of onboarding, investigating employee complaints and termination. This session will also provide tips on how best to document California personnel actions so you can defend employee claims in litigation. You will learn:

  • How to comply with and enforce California employment law rules so you can effectively manage employees, reduce organization litigation risk and maximize employee engagement.
  • How multistate employers can use ethical practice in determining how to comply with California employment law rules that may conflict with employee rights in states other than California.
  • How to audit the company's compliance with California employment law rules while utilizing the attorney-client privilege, ensuring legal compliance and mitigating risk.
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA Photo
Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA, partner, Kasper & Frank LLP