What's Next for California Employers? -- The 2014 Employment Law Update

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sponsored by:
The Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council

7:30 am - 12:00 pm (Half Day Seminar)

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am Presentation Begins
11:30 am Q&A Session
12:00 noon Adjourn

Cost: $75.00 for Breakfast/Half Day Seminar; after February 7, 2014 requires $85.00 payment for seminar.

Jonathan Fraser Light

Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA

Registration Information

Mail your check and reservation form by February 7, 2014 to:
Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council
P.O. Box 52012
Oxnard CA 93031

Register at:

(LightGabler cannot take reservations)

If paying by company check please make sure your name is on the check

About the Labor Law Update

Each year the California courts and legislature are busy altering the landscape of California employment laws, and usually to the employer's detriment. To avoid costly litigation, employers must stay abreast of annual changes impacting the workplace. Join us for this informative seminar to hear about the 33 new laws for 2014, as well as cases and opinions from 2013 that will alter your policies and practices going forward. A handout with over 100 new laws and tips will be provided.

  • New disability regulations
  • New pregnancy regulations
  • The "mixed-motive" defense for discrimination cases
  • The employer's new liability for its employees' alcohol consumption at the holiday party
  • New leave laws for emergency rescue personnel Amendments to the FEHA definition of unlawful harassment regarding sexual motivation
  • New I-9 form
  • New FMLA posting requirements
  • Changes to California's laws on restraining orders
  • New amendments to Labor Code section 218.5 regarding employers' recover of attorneys' fees and costs in a lawsuit
  • Numerous additional case laws and legislative updates to protect your business

About the Speaker

Jon Light has more than 30 years of experience in the field of employment law, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California's "Super Lawyers" by Los Angeles Magazine. As a founding partner at LightGabler, Jon consults with over 400 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs. His clients include publicly traded international corporations and companies in such diverse industries as computers, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, retail, restaurants and medicine.

Jon has successful jury trial, court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and binding arbitration results in lawsuits and administrative claims involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, class action, wage & hour, and other employment related matters. He has also appeared on behalf of employers with the federal EEOC and Labor Department, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the National Labor Relations Board, and other government agencies involved with employment law issues.

Mr. Light frequently speaks to employer and human resources groups, including the Ventura County Employers Advisory Council (EAC), PIHRA, NHRA, and numerous business associations such as CPA forums, manufacturers associations, Dental and Medical Societies, and Chambers of Commerce. He lectures on topics such as avoiding sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, business and employment law pitfalls, diversity in the workplace, supervisor strategies, employment law updates, and preparing employee handbooks.

Heavily involved in Ventura County business, professional and community issues, Mr. Light has been active in the following organizations: Ventura County Bar Association (Past President); Volunteer court-appointed mediator; Footworks Youth Ballet (board member and former Production Manager); and is a former board member of the Channel Islands Ballet (past chair), Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (past chair), United Way Allocations Cabinet, Ventura County Taxpayers Association, and the Ventura County Boy Scout Council (past president); as well as being involved for several years with the (2009 county champion) Newbury Park High School Mock Trial team (Assistant Coach) and Camarillo Academic Olympics (Superquiz and Test Preparation Chair). He is also a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Jon is a 1981 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is the author of two editions of the nationally acclaimed and award winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. He resides in Camarillo with his wife of 30 years, Angela, a public school teacher and college admissions consultant. Their 22-year-old twin daughters have graduated from college and live and work on the east coast.