Woodland Hills - Hot Topics in Employment Law (Extended Meeting!)
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Woodland Hills - Hot Topics in Employment Law (Extended Meeting!)

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California  91364
United States
Presenter: Karen Gabler
Contact: PIHRA Woodland Hills Programs Chair

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PIHRA Woodland Hills

Hot Topics in Employment Law
Extended Meeting!


To protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and administrative audits, California employers, managers and human resource professionals must stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of employment laws in our state, as well as a variety of California cities. This program is designed to review some of the most common employment law issues leading to liability for employers, and to give employers tools to avoid potential employee claims.

Topics to be discussed will include (among many others!):

-- California’s newest parental leave of absence
-- What can you ask an applicant today?
-- Recreational use of marijuana
-- Why you should still be enforcing meal periods
-- The most common reporting time error
--- The impact of technology on today’s employee
--- Paying employees for call-ins
--- PAGA vs. class actions
--- Updating your employee evaluations
--- Disability forms (and why they might create liability for the employer!)
--- Insurance issues while on leave
--- Discretionary and non-discretionary bonuses
--- The CA Supreme Court’s latest ruling on blended rates
--- Final paycheck errors
--- How to handle the employee who submits continued doctor’s notes
--- The employee who uses excessive sick leave
--- Tendering claims to your EPLI carrier
--- Joint employment issues
--- The most common errors in commission plans
--- Much, much more!


Program Agenda

7:30am – 7:55am - Registration
7:55am - 8:10am - Welcome/Announcements
8:10am - 11:25am - Speaker
11:25am - 11:30am - Closing




Karen L. Gabler, LightGabler

Karen L. Gabler, Esq. is an employment law attorney with LightGabler in Camarillo. For over 25 years, Karen has provided employment law services to employers and managers in businesses of all sizes and industries. She collaborates with her clients to develop proactive strategies designed to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes. She provides external human resources counsel to business owners and management and conducts training programs for management and employees. When employment litigation is unavoidable, Karen aggressively defends her management clients in a variety of federal, state and administrative forums.

Karen has been named as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine, a ranking of the top 5% of attorneys in over 70 practice groups in the state of California. She has been named one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” and the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and has been recognized as the “Top Attorney in Client Service” and one of the “Most Trusted Advisors” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii, and has served as an adjunct professor of employment law at the Pepperdine School of Law.




This program has been approved for 3.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program has been approved for 3.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $45
Guest/Nonmember $45 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $25
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20

Online registration closes on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8 PM. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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