Los Angeles - Service Animals, Legal Marijuana and Other Emerging Issues - How Should You Respond?
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Los Angeles - Service Animals, Legal Marijuana and Other Emerging Issues - How Should You Respond?

 Export to Your Calendar 6/19/2019
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Map this event »
The City Club
555 S Flower St
51st Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Tamara Devitt & Matthew Costello
Contact: Kinette Cager
213-480-0809 x240

Online registration is available until: 6/17/2019
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PIHRA Los Angeles

Service Animals, Legal Marijuana and Other Emerging Issues -
How Should You Respond?

presented by Tamara Devitt and Matthew Costello


This presentation will help California employers navigate new laws and regulations concerning service animals, emotional support animals, legal marijuana, and other emerging issues and trends in the workplace. The presentation will be interactive, including discussing best practices, guidance, and potential responses to scenarios. The presentation will also highlight relevant cases in these emerging areas of the law.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration & Welcome
8:00am - 9:30am - Speaker Presentation



  Tamara I. Devitt, Partner, Haynes and Boone, is experienced in counseling and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly defends employers against claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour claims, including class actions and complex litigation.

She advocates for employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitration and pre-litigation negotiations, and in administrative tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner.

Tamara also advises and counsels employers on compliance, including hiring, discipline and termination practices, wage and hour issues, misconduct investigations (i.e., harassment, workplace violence, embezzlement), leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities, policies and procedures and employment agreements.
  Matthew Costello, Associate, Haynes and Boone, maintains a diverse practice, with a key focus on counseling and defending clients in state and federal court employment litigation. Matt handles all facets of day-to-day case management in court, arbitration, and administrative agency employment matters, including early case evaluations, drafting and responding to discovery, witness interviews, taking and defending depositions, motion drafting, and communicating directly with clients to ensure close, effective working relationships. He has obtained favorable results for Fortune 500 companies spanning a variety of industries, including energy, healthcare, and technology, in a wide range of single-plaintiff, complex, and class action employment cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.

Matt also regularly counsels corporate clients on internal investigations, employee handbooks and policies, discrimination and harassment prevention, employee hiring and terminations, and restrictive covenants in employee contracts. He has also represented clients in complex business disputes, including trade secrets and unfair competition litigation.



This program is valid for 1.5 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 1.5 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 $45 $45
Guest/Nonmember $60 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:00pm. 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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