WEBINAR: PIHRA COVID-19 Episode 11 - How to Prevent Managers from Breaking Employment Laws
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WEBINAR: PIHRA COVID-19 Episode 11 - How to Prevent Managers from Breaking Employment Laws

When: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Where: Virtual Online - Zoom Meeting
United States
Presenter: Eric De Wames, Esq.
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

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PIHRA COVID-19 Episode 11:
How to Prevent Managers from
Breaking Employment Laws

presented by Eric De Wames, Esq.



  1. ADA/FEHA laws are complex and often require skilled strategy. We will demonstrate how to train managers to stay out of the way of good decision-making in this new COVID-19 environment.
  2. Wage & Hour laws are the single most litigated issues in CA. Managers are most often the culprits violating these provisions, despite compliant policies in place. This exposure will reach new heights in the remote work environment. Learn how to mitigate this new reality.
  3. Leaves of absence were already challenging to navigate in California. With new federal/state/local laws, it is a minefield of liability. Learn how to comply with & properly navigate these leaves.




Eric De Wames, Managing Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates

Managing Partner Eric De Wames is responsible for Michael Sullivan & Associates' employment law practice. He represents businesses in a wide range of employment and labor law matters, including wage-and-hour issues, and cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and class actions. He is an expert in devising creative and effective strategies for investigating, litigating and negotiating settlements. He counsels business owners, managers and HR professionals on federal and state labor regulations, and is an experienced advocate before the EEOC, DLSE and other governmental agencies. Mr. De Wames has particular expertise advising the restaurant and retail industries, and has served as counsel for small startups to Fortune 500 companies.

An experienced litigator, Mr. De Wames has been honored several times as a recipient of the California Super Lawyer Rising Star Award from Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters. Mr. De Wames most recently co-authored Navigating COVID-19: A Legal Guide for Employers, a comprehensive guide that helps decision makers, human resource professionals, risk management teams, and the like interpret and apply employment law, immigration law, and workers’ compensation. This continuously updated guide changes the way businesses manage the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and remain compliant amidst changing laws.


This program is valid for 1.0 PDC 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 1.0 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.


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