Woodland Hills - I Have to Pay for What?!? Wage and Hour Laws in California
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Woodland Hills - I Have to Pay for What?!? Wage and Hour Laws in California

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California  91364
United States
Presenter: Karen Gabler, LightGabler Law
Contact: Woodland Hills Programs Chair
310-416-1210 x709

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I Have to Pay for What?!? Wage and Hour Laws in California 


California's wage and hour laws are more burdensome than those of any other state. Between determining the proper exemptions, enforcing the proper breaks, and paying the proper wages, there are a myriad of issues to consider for California employers. Simple mistakes can lead to substantial liability and penalties, even when the employer makes every effort to "do the right thing."

In this information-packed seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the most common employer mistakes in wage and hour law in California. Topics covered will include the following:

  • Is your employee exempt or non-exempt?
  • Is your worker a valid independent contractor?
  • Three years post-Brinker: what should you do about meal and rest periods today?
  • The most critical wage and hour policies to have in your employee handbook -- and the policies to leave out!
  • Paying (and not paying) the exempt employee who is not at work
  • Paying (and terminating) commissions to current and former employees
  • When is an employee "at work" -- waiting time, on-call time, preparatory and concluding activities
  • Who is your "employee" -- the joint-employment trap
  • Payroll record-keeping and records retention
  • Minimum wage and the impending increases
  • Overtime pay
  • Travel time (and costs)
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Blended rates
  • Make-up time

Program Agenda 

7:30am - 7:55am - Registration
7:55am - 8:10am - Welcome/Announcements
8:10am - 9:25am - Speaker
9:25am - 9:30am - Closing



Karen Gabler, LightGabler Law


With more than 24 years of experience, California employment attorney Karen L. Gabler serves as an employment law expert for more than 600 businesses of all sizes and industries. She provides day-to-day advice to business owners, managers, and human resource professionals, developing proactive strategies to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes. Karen audits clients’ employment practices to ensure strategic compliance with current laws, conducts training programs for management and employees, develops workplace policies and agreements to protect the employer, guides investigations of employee complaints, and defends employers and managers against administrative and civil employee claims. Karen has been recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” for six years, and has been named as a “Most Trusted Advisor” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and one of the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” by the Pacific Coast Business Times in multiple years. In addition to her legal practice, Karen has been an adjunct professor of employment law at the Pepperdine University School of Law and served as an officer or director of business and civic groups. 






This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 




This program has been approved for 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 is not an endorsement by the HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.




Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Pleased be advised that the Woodland Hills Country Club will not allow any denim to be worn on their premises.  


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Student Member $15 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, October 3, 2016, at 10:00pm. 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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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