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When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Pickwick Gardens Conference Center
1001 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, California  91506
United States
Presenter: Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. & Annette M. Barber, Esq.
Contact: Germaine Cresmer

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PIHRA Burbank/Glendale

Pay $ Now or Pay $$$ Later

presented by
Jaimee Wellerstein, Esq. & Annette Barber, Esq.


Employers in California are facing significant demands to maintain compliance with numerous wage and hour statutes, court rulings and even city ordinances. Wage and hour lawsuits are the most commonly filed lawsuits and have yielded staggering settlements and verdicts in recent years. This seminar will focus on the most common violations that could cost employers big bucks including:

  • Meal and rest periods – Are you complying with the ruling in Augustus v. ABM Securities, Inc. regarding rest periods? We will explain this decision and will offer guidance on ensuring your non-exempt employees are compliant with rest and meal period laws.
  • Employee classifications – Are you still using independent contractors? Do your jobs look a little more non-exempt than exempt? We will explain the recent Dynamex ruling and how it is affecting businesses statewide. We will also offer you guidance on how to complete a review of your exempt positions to ensure no misclassification.
  • Timekeeping – There are so many traps for employers here. We will give you guidance on ensuring your employees are tracking their time properly and will address the areas of off-the-clock work, rounding and the de minimis doctrine.
  • Deductions and Expense Reimbursements – We will explain legally compliant ways to take deductions from an employee’s pay and give guidance on handling uniforms, equipment, mileage and personal cell phone usage.
  • Wage Statements – Are your wage statements correct? Are you properly tracking sick pay and vacation pay? Should you be paying weekly? We will explore these issues with you and offer guidance on how to minimize your potential liability.


Program Agenda

11:30am - 12:00pm - Welcome/Registration/Networking
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Speaker Presentation Lunch will be served



  Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. is a partner at Bradley & Gmelich, LLP and an experienced litigator with a broad spectrum of experience upon which to draw. As the head of the firm’s employment team, she concentrates her practice in representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of wage and hour class actions, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful discharge lawsuits. She also provides employment counseling and training in all of these areas. Ms. Wellerstein routinely represents employers in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout the state, as well as at administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies. As a civil litigator, Ms. Wellerstein has represented clients from Fortune 500 companies to governmental agencies to small businesses throughout each stage of litigation. In addition to her employment law experience, she has honed her expertise in cases involving general tort litigation, premises and products liability, security guard litigation, public entity work, and contract disputes.
  Annette M. Barber, Esq. is an attorney with Bradley & Gmelich, LLP. Ms. Barber recently joined the firm as Special Counsel after many successful years employed with a global security company of 100,000 employees U.S. as an employment law attorney and then as Corporate Vice President directing HR compliance nationwide. Ms. Barber’s practice focuses on advising and counseling employers on employment law compliance, creating policies and procedures, employee handbooks and employment related documentation, performing HR and wage and hour audits, as well as representing employers. Ms. Barber presents on various employment related topics and provides workplace training, including sexual harassment prevention and abusive conduct training. Ms. Barber is also a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and performs workplace investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.



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 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 $39 $49
Guest/Nonmember $54 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $20
PIHRA Student Member $20 $20

Online registration closes on Monday, September 23, 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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