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At the 2019 PIHRA Legal Update, you’ll have the chance to hear from 14 labor and employment law attorneys, all from different firms, sharing the latest regulatory activities, employment laws and common pitfalls in areas such as pre-employment screening, FLSA compliance, sexual harassment claims and more. Plus, you'll have opportunities to expand your professional network and build meaningful connections in interactive seminars during sit-down meals. 

At the end of the day, you’ll walk away with actionable tools, tips and resources to help minimize your organization’s exposure to litigation in 2019. 

California employment law can be difficult to navigate—
but PIHRA’s employment law experts make it easier. 

This January, be fully prepared to manage risk, strengthen compliance and confidently protect your organization.

There’s no better, more cost-effective way to make sure you have a clear understanding of the most recent developments in the complex world of California employment laws—all in one efficient, informative day.

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PIHRA 2019 Legal Update
Keynote Speakers


Greg Labate
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Kelly Scott
Ervin, Cohen & Jessup

Richard Green

Carothers Disante & Freudenberger LLP

Betsy Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

Ryan Nell

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin 

Brian Nagatani

Hixson Nagatani

2019 Presenters


Phil Azzara

Fisher Phillips

Todd Schwerin

Fisher Phillips

Amber Solano

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Paul Fleck

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Richard Yemm

Wolfdorf Rosenthal

David Fullmer

Wolfdorf Rosenthal

Michele Ballard Miller

Miller Law Group

Walter Stella

Miller Law Group

Jonathan Siegal

Jackson Lewis

Jessica Linehan

Dorsey & Whitney

Nisha Verma

Dorsey & Whitney

Gabrielle Wirth

Dorsey & Whitney

Sherry Shavit

Tharpe & Howell

Jim Hart

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Michelle Rapoport

Littler Mendelson P.C. 

Jaime Laurent

Littler Mendelson P.C. 

PIHRA 2019 Legal Update
Topics Covered


Keynote Session with Greg Labate

  • The 13 New Labor Laws California Employers Must Know To Survive & Thrive in 2019

Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • Federal Immigration Law
  • "Please Understand Me!" - Managing a Multi-Lingual Workforce
  • Marijuana in the Workplace in California

Late Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • Traps for the Unwary: Common Mistakes in Employment Documents and How to Minimize Risk
  • Women in the Workforce: Beyond #MeToo
  • The ABC's of New Legislation and Employment Case Law for 2019

Afternoon Keynote with Kelly Scott

  • 2019: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!

Early Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • Work Visas
  • From Body Art to Unisex Bathrooms
  • Salary History and Pay Equity

Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • Horses, Weed, & Other Disability Accommodation Headaches
  • The Aftermath of Dynamex: What To Do To Get Into Compliance
  • CA Did What? Cutting Edge Developments in CA Wage and Hour Law



Registration & Breakfast

The PIHRA Experience

Welcome & Announcements

Keynote Session with Greg Labate

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions

Networking Break 

Concurrent Sessions 


Keynote Session with Kelly Scott

Networking Break  

Concurrent Sessions 

Networking Break  

Concurrent Sessions 

Grand Prize Giveaway

Social following the Burbank + La Jolla Legal Update Seminars  (Sponsored by Amtec & PayrollLink!)

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2019 CalChamber Labor Law Digest

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Available ONLY with 2019 PIHRA Legal Update registration, not 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! 

To purchase the 2019 California Labor Law Digest, click the option to add it to your registration.

Orders placed after 12/31/18 will be shipped after our seminars end.