[Webinar] What’s New for California Employers for 2018: Employment Law Developments and Trends - December 13th, 10:00am PT

Payne & Fears

Complimentary Webinar

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT

MCLE, SHRM and HRCI Credit: 1 Hour

To register click here.

This one-hour session, geared toward human resources professionals and in-house attorneys, will cover legal changes impacting California employers, including a discussion of new laws, enforcement trends, and "hot topics" in employment law, from the state's ban on salary inquiry history to pointers for employers concerned about harassment and discrimination.

Topics include:

  • New laws for 2018, including California's salary history inquiry ban and expansion of FEHA protection
  • Enforcement trends for 2018 including protections for immigrant workers and expansion of CFRA rights
  • Tips for creating safe, equitable and harassment-free workplaces
  • Guidelines for balancing free speech outside of work with the desire for harmony within the workplace


Leila Narvid

Leila Narvid, Partner, San Francisco

Leila represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law.  She has extensive experience in various employment litigation matters, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation and other employment-related torts, and disability accommodation. 

Melissa Clarke

Melissa Clarke, Of Counsel, San Francisco

Melissa advises global clients large and small on employment law and benefits best practices. In addition to helping clients comply with municipal, state and federal regulations, Melissa focuses upon managing compensation and equity issues, litigation avoidance, day-to-day employee relations issues and severance and separation matters. She has developed and delivered hundreds of training modules to clients, including courses in benefits administration, anti-harassment, documenting employee issues, wage and hour compliance, and management basics. 

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis, Associate, San Francisco

Matt focuses on representing management in employment law and traditional labor law matters before state and federal courts as well as various administrative agencies. His practice includes handling all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes. Matt also advises and counsels clients on a wide range of employment and labor relations issues in an effort to avoid litigation in the first place.

Continuing Education:

  • Payne & Fears LLP is an approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider in California. Participants who are members of the California State Bar will receive 1 hour of California MCLE credit for attending the webinar.
  • Payne & Fears LLP offers SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-SCPsm. This program is valid for 1 hour of PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-SCPsm.
  • HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 1 hour (General) credit towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

To register click here.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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