Long Beach - Key Liability Areas and Proactive Measures to Minimize Risk
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Long Beach - Key Liability Areas and Proactive Measures to Minimize Risk

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Grand Long Beach
4101 Willow Ave
Long Beach, California  90815
United States
Presenter: Richard J. Simmons
Contact: Patrice McCall

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PIHRA Long Beach

Key Liability Areas for Employers & Proactive Measures
to Take In Order to Minimize Your Risk
presented by Richard J. Simmons


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

  • An average of 2 – 10 wage-hour class actions are filed every day in California. Many of these cases allege similar claims where plaintiffs’ attorneys seem to have examined policies, practices, emails and the Employee Handbooks to find. HR executives should review their policies and practices, internal emails and memos to reduce risks of being targeted with wage-hour claims and -worse yet – being hit with liability.
  • Claims under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) are at an all-time high, with over a dozen new claims filed every day. PAGA cases (nicknamed “bounty hunter cases”) present some of the greatest risks that California employers face. How can HR professionals reduce the risks of PAGA litigation?
  • New rules on preemployment screening and application forms require radical changes in forms and practices, including ban-the-box, salary history, criminal history and equal pay standards. HR executives must review and update their forms and practices.
  • The US Department of Labor has issued proposed changes to its exemption, joint employment and overtime pay rules in the past few months. Do not be caught off-guard when these changes are implemented.


Program Agenda

11:00am - 11:30am Networking 
11:30am - 11:45am Lunch/Seating/PIHRA Business & Intro of Guests
11:45am -   1:15pm Speaker Presentation
  1:15pm -   1:30pm Opportunity Drawings and Closing




Richard J. Simmons is a graduate of the University of California Law School at Berkeley where he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Employment Law. Richard is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He specializes in a wide range of employment law matters and is well known for his books, energetic presentation style and litigation successes. He is one of the best recognized employment lawyers in California and was recently honored as the “Employment Lawyer of the Year.”Based on his expertise and skills, Richard argued the only case before the California Supreme Court that produced a victory for employers and businesses in 2018.

Richard’s books are extremely popular. They are used by Human Resources and payroll professionals, attorneys, and consultants throughout the country as easy-to-understand desk references. They have also been cited by courts as well as government agencies and are considered the best resources available in their respective fields. 




This program is valid for 1.25 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 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 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 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20
Nonmember/Student $15 $20

Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an 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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