Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club
Camarillo, CA 93010
Register: Online Registration
This informative half-day seminar designed for HR professionals and small business owners will cover the "nuts and bolts" of employment from hiring to firing, including:
As employment attorneys with LightGabler LLP, Jon Light, Karen Gabler and Gannon Johnson provide day-to-day employment advice to over 600 clients and defend employment-related claims on behalf of business owners and management in all civil and administrative forums.
Karen collaborates with her clients to develop proactive strategies designed to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes. She serves as an external Human Resources provider for numerous businesses, providing counsel to management and conducting training programs for both management and employees. Karen performs internal audits of clients' employment practices to ensure strategic compliance with current laws, and guides client investigations of employee allegations regarding harassment, discrimination, and employee theft or other misconduct.
When litigation is unavoidable, Karen aggressively defends her clients against employment law claims in the state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. She is a skilled litigator and negotiator, having successfully resolved hundreds of claims on behalf of her management clients.
Karen received her J.D., from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.
With almost thirty years of experience, Jon offers employment counsel and training programs to companies of all sizes to reduce liability and protect against lawsuits. Jon has shared his expertise with clients through:
Jon enjoys a stellar and long-standing reputation as a skilled trial attorney. His employment case notes as sole or lead trial attorney include a variety of successful matters.
Jon is a 1981 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in history from UCLA in 1978, and is a 1986 graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Gannon is an experienced litigator, handling a wide variety of business disputes, class action litigation, employment and labor law and intellectual property matters. She is skilled in the prevention and defense of wage and hour class actions, having litigated a vast array of wage and hour issues for employers of all sizes in both administrative and judicial forums. She has extensive experience in the protection and disclosure of electronic business data, and provides training programs and policies for businesses on the retention, protection and lawful destruction of business and employment records.
Gannon received her law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in May 2007. At graduation, she was awarded the Mary Collier Hitchcock Writing Prize for Outstanding Writing and the Don Sommers Prize in Professional Responsibility. Additionally, she was a member of the Dean's List.