New Heartburn-Inducing Employment Laws and Other Hot Topics

Sponsored by:
The Association of Senior Care in Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Noon – 1:30 pm

Mulligan's Cafe & Bar
(Santa Barbara Golf Course)
3500 McCaw Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA

Presenter: Ryan Haws


Ryan Haws will present an informative seminar to update employers in the health care industry on the anticipated new laws effective in 2016 as well as providing key tips arising out of cases and administrative rulings decided in 2015 that may impact your workplace policies and practices in the new year.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • AB 304: the "fix it" sick leave bill issued after the July 1 sick leave deadline
  • PAGA -- Employers given a limited right to cure certain pay stub deficiencies
  • Expansion of the gender wage equality rules
  • Whistleblower protections extended to family members
  • School activity leave revisions for enrolling in child care
  • Accommodation requests as protected speech
  • Status quo restored for health care meal period waivers
  • Piece rate compensation for rest, recovery and nonproductive time
  • New requirements for exempt classifications
  • Arbitration agreements and class actions
  • Other new legislation for 2016
  • Over 130 new laws, cases and administrative opinions!

Ryan Haws practices in the areas of employment law advice and counsel and employment litigation. With a background in social work and past legal experience with employment and family law matters, he focuses on proactive resolution of workplace disputes while aggressively defending his clients’ interests, and provides guidance to employers on complying with legal standards while preserving business productivity and employee morale.

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