Tips From the Trenches for the Employment Law Battleground

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served

Courtyard Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036

Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description

Fighting with California Employment Laws?

California employers are faced with literally hundreds of burdensome employment laws. Even experienced employers with the best of intentions can miss seemingly minor details that may lead to tremendous liability. As the old adage says, "no good deed goes unpunished!"

In this interactive and informative seminar, employment law attorney Jonathan Fraser Light will discuss a myriad of employment law topics, providing employers with the best "tips from the trenches" on the most common employer mistakes.

Topics covered will include:

  • Offer letters -- when to use them, what to say
  • Arbitration documents -- why they are helpful and how to implement them
  • Employee disabilities -- responding to the doctor's note
  • Disability leaves of absence -- when to provide them
  • Facebook and other social media sites
  • Electronic communications
  • Meal breaks and on-duty meal period waivers -- mandatory language and the new post-Brinker era
  • Independent contractors -- the do's and don'ts and the agencies that are watching you
  • Harassment training -- what to cover and the key acknowledgement language to use
  • Non-discretionary bonuses and the interplay of overtime
  • "Avoiding the absolutes"
  • Being a proactive HR manager or business owner
  • Holiday pay and overtime
  • EPLI -- what is it, and why do you need it?
  • Performance reviews
  • Exempt and non-exempt standards
  • Vacation accruals
  • Sick time accrual
  • Two weeks' notice
  • Smokers, perfumists, tattoos, piercings, odors
  • Deductions from pay for education, loans, moving allowances
  • Travel time
  • Release agreements
  • Time clocks and rounding practices
  • Probationary memos

If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.