South Bay - The Times They Are A Changin'...The 2020 Employment Law Update
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South Bay - The Times They Are A Changin'...The 2020 Employment Law Update

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: The Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light
Contact: Simrit Dugal
310-374-3426 x128

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PIHRA South Bay

The Times They Are A Changin'....
The 2020 Employment Law Update

presented by Jonathan Fraser Light


California courts and our legislative representatives have been busy in 2019, planning new surprises for employers in 2020. To fully protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and administrative audits, California employers, managers and human resource professionals must stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of employment laws in our state and cities, as well as cases decided by California and federal courts throughout the year.

Join us to prepare for 2020! Topics to be discussed will include (among many others):

  • Extended deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers with 5 or more employees (all employees, not just supervisors)
  • Deciphering AB 5, Dynamex and the use of independent contractors in the workplace
  • Paid Family Leave expansions (more on the horizon)
  • Amendments to the FEHA's protected categories and required policy updates for all employers
  • CalSavers Program is here – are you ready? Is it legal?
  • Significant local and state minimum wage changes - is your wallet/payroll processing ready?
  • The definition of “Registered Domestic Partnerships” expanded
  • Changes to key forms and new hire documents
  • Pay for “Computer Software” and “Physicians and Surgeons” on the rise
  • EEO-1 Component 2 reporting requirements
  • Overtime changes for agricultural workers
  • Update on the DFEH anti-harassment programs, postings, trainings and sample materials
  • Arbitration do's and don'ts and the U.S. Supreme Court’s view on class waivers
  • Rest and meal break relief for certain industries
  • More changes to PAGA (the "sue your boss" law)
  • Expanded interpretation of what constitutes “reporting for work”
  • Non-discretionary bonuses don’t just affect overtime
  • Multiple cases evaluating commute time and the use of company vehicles
  • Clarifications regarding the Ministerial Exemption
  • More on the importance of carefully drafted arbitration agreements
  • Many, many more….


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Networking Session for Members.
8:00am - 8:30am - Meeting begins. PIHRA business discussed.
8:30am - 10:30am - Presentation on “Employment Law Preview: A Look to 2020”




Jonathan Fraser Light, LightGabler
Jon Light has over 30 years of employment law experience and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “SuperLawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. Jon and his LightGabler team consult with over 1,500 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs. Jon has successful jury and court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and arbitration results in claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and class action. He has also testified in court as an expert on wage and hour issues. Beyond frequently lecturing to business groups and civic organizations on employment issues, Jon serves the community where he lives and works, as is evident by his past or present participation in the following organizations: CSUCI Business School Advisory Council; Ventura County Fair Political Practices Commission (Member); Ventura County Bar Association (Past President); Volunteer Legal Services; Footworks Youth Ballet; the Ventura County Boy Scout Council; Newbury Park High School Mock Trial team; and Camarillo Academic Olympics. He is also a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Jon graduated from the UCLA School of Law as a member of the Law Review. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. He lives in Camarillo with his wife of 35 years, Angela. Their 28-year-old twin daughters live on the east coast after attending Yale and Georgetown.



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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $55 $70
Guest/Nonmember $70 $70
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $70
PIHRA Student Member $35 $70

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