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When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
LaJolla, California  92037
United States
Presenter: Various Speakers
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

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2019 PIHRA Annual Legal Update
San Diego County


Our annual PIHRA Legal Update Seminars provides you with the latest California employment law related updates, compliance and regulatory issues, and the opportunity to network with legal practitioners and HR professionals. You'll get comprehensive, actionable programming that provides you with the information you need protect your organizations and manage your company's risk.


Schedule At A Glance* 

Time Schedule
7:00am - 9:30am Registration & Breakfast
7:15am - 8:00am The PIHRA Experience: Lili Arguello, PIHRA Membership Manager & various PIHRA Volunteer Leaders
Join us for coffee and an early morning dialogue about the benefits of membership, what to expect at Legal Update and more.
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome & Announcements
8:30am - 9:30am Keynote Speaker - The 13 New Labor Laws All California Employers Must Know to Survive 2019
Greg Labate, Esq.,Sheppard Mullin

9:45am - 10:45am

Concurrent Sessions
Trends in the Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law in the Workplace -Richard Green, Esq., Carothers Disante & Freudenberger LLP
“Please Understand Me!” - California’s New Regulations on Language Restrictions and National Origin Discrimination -Betsy Johnson, Esq., Ogletree Deakins
Marijuana in the Workplace -Ryan Nell, Esq., Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin
11:00am - 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
Women in the Workforce: Beyond #MeToo -Phil Azzara, Esq. & Todd Scherwin, Esq., Fisher Phillips
Traps for the Unwary: Common Mistakes in Employment Documents and How to Minimize Risk -Brian Nagatani, Esq., Hixson Nagatani
The ABC’s of New Legislation and Employment Case Law for 2019 -Amber Solano, Esq. & Paul Fleck, Esq., Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote Speaker - 2019: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
Kelly Scott, Esq., Ervin Cohen & Jessup
2:15pm - 3:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Salary History and Pay Equity -Gabrielle Wirth, Esq., Jessica Linehan, Esq. & Nisha Verma, Esq., Dorsey & Whitney
From Body Art to Unisex Bathrooms: Changing Workplaces/Changing Obligations -Michelle Ballard Miller, Esq., Walter Stella, Esq., John Carrigan, Esq., Nicole Perkin, Esq. & C. Edward Langhammer, Esq., Miller Law Group
Work Visa 101 for HR Professionals in the Trump Era -David Fullmer, Esq. & Richard Yemm, Esq., Wolfdorf Rosenthal
3:30pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions
Horses, Weed, and Other Disability Accommodation Headaches -Jaime Laurent, Esq., Michelle Rapoport, Esq. & Jim Hart, Esq., Littler Mendelson
The Aftermath of Dynamex: What to Do to Get in Compliance -Sherry Shavit, Esq., Tharpe & Howell, LLP
California Did What? Cutting Edge Developments in California Wage and Hour Law -Jonathan Siegel, Esq., Jackson Lewis
4:30pm Closing
4:45pm - 6:15pm  Networking Mixer - sponsored by AALRR & Lockton  

**Schedule subject to change






San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037






This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.


This program has been approved for 6.0 HR/General (including 6.0 California-specific) 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.

PIHRA is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Our 2019 PIHRA Legal Update has been approved for 6.0 California MCLE credit hours.


Registration Rates

Category  Preview Standard Late
Date By 11/7 By 1/4
After 1/4
PIHRA Member $229 $249 $269
PIHRA Member In Transition $160 $174 $188
Other HR Association* $329 $349 $369
Nonmember** $379 $399 $419

*Other HR Association - MUST provide name of HR Association when registering (i.e., SHRM, NAAAHR, CalChamber, NHRA, etc.)
**All Nonmember registrations receive free 12-month membership with PIHRA!

Online registration will be available thru to day of event. Registrations will also be taken onsite at the event. Payment is due at the time of registration.

If paying by check, please click button below to print registration form, complete, and send to our office with your payment.


Group Registration Discount

Save 15% when you register 3-5 attendees from the same company*
Save 25% when you register 6 or more attendees from the same company*
*This discount does not apply to the $150 non-refundable membership fee for Nonmember registrations. 

Discounts apply only when all attendees are registered at the same time, and using one form of payment (one credit card or one check). Group Registrations are to be processed manually at PIHRA Home Office. Please submit a registration form for each person in group, and send to PIHRA Home Office for processing. If any additional questions, please send email to programs@pihra.org.


Special Offer


2019 California Labor Law Digest (available ONLY with 2019 PIHRA Legal Update registration, not to be sold separately) PIHRA has partnered with CalChamber to offer the 2019 California Labor Law Digest for $119.00 to our 2019 PIHRA Legal Update attendees. You must complete your purchase along with your 2019 PIHRA Legal Update registration to qualify for the discounted rate of $119.00. To purchase the 2019 California Labor Law Digest, click the option to add it to your registration. 

Last date to pre-purchase 2019 California Labor Law Digest is 12/31/2018. Orders received after 12/31/2018 will be handled after the last Legal Update Seminar.




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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing and faxed to 310.416.9055 or emailed to programs@pihra.org. Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received by 01.28.19. Refunds will not be granted after 01.28.19, nor will they be given for no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


All substitutions must be submitted in writing and faxed to 310.416.9055 or emailed to programs@pihra.org by 01.28.19. All other substitutions will be processed onsite at the Onsite Registration Area. If a PIHRA member transfers his/her registration to a Nonmember, the Nonmember must do one of two things; pay the difference of the member and Nonmember price at the time of the transfer or become a PIHRA member at the time of the transfer.


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Contact Us

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
1515 W 190th St, Ste 530
Gardena, CA 90248
+1(310) 416-1210
Fax +1(310) 416-9055