Ventura County - The Ever Changing World of HR and Employment Laws
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Ventura County - The Ever Changing World of HR and Employment Laws

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Spanish Hills Country Club
999 Crestview Ave
Camarillo, California  93010
United States
Presenter: Richard J. Simmons
Contact: Mary Valdivieso

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PIHRA Ventura County

The Ever Changing World of HR and Employment Laws
presented by Richard J. Simmons


Richard Simmons is one of the best known and highly-regarded employment lawyers in California. He is the only management attorney to produce a victory for California employers before the Supreme Court in all of 2018 and is the author of the leading books in the field.

In this session, Mr. Simmons will review the hottest and most important topics in the Wage and Hour area, including new court decisions on travel time, meal and rest periods, reporting time pay, exemptions and the proposed minimum salary hikes under federal law. As the most active area in all of employment law, literally dozens of new wage-hour cases and important legislative changes have reshaped and increased the responsibilities for which all employers and HR professional will be accountable.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • This will be a fast-paced, informative review of hot topics and developments relating to California and federal employment law.
  • HR and employer representatives will gain insights regarding the current and trending issues that enable them to stay abreast of laws and obligations they may address every day.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Meeting




Richard J. Simmons is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin. He represents employers in various employment law matters involving litigation throughout the country and general advice regarding state and federal wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and contract arbitrations. Mr. Simmons has authored several books on Wage and Hour Manual for California Employers -22nd Edition 2019; Book of Human Resources Forms; and Sexual Harassment Training and Prevention Manual – 16th Edition January 2018.

Mr. Simmons has been a lecturer at graduate labor law courses presented at the University of California at Los Angeles and at the University of Southern California, and has appeared as an authority on labor law and employee benefit issues on the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News.

Mr. Simmons received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts summa cum laude.




This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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This program has been approved for 1.25 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

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $19 $29
PIHRA Student Member $19 $29

Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. You may register now via online and pay with a credit card, or RSVP and pay at the door.


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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