South Bay Chapter Chat - HR Happy Hour
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South Bay Chapter Chat -  HR Happy Hour

 Export to Your Calendar 11/12/2020
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Virtual Online - Zoom Meeting
United States
Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light
Contact: Bridget Toomey

Online registration is available until: 11/12/2020
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PIHRA South Bay Chat

HR Happy Hour

You’re invited to our PIHRA South Bay's virtual chapter chat!

Virtual Happy Hour with a mix of light conversation as well as addressing HR topics and answering attendee questions, with guest speaker Jonathan Fraser Light of LightGabler



Employer Heartburn – Avoiding Common Employment Law Mistakes as You Ramp Up or Reopen

Now that you are about to reopen (or have already done so), it is a good time to fine tune your procedures and analyze your workforce as you bring people back to work. So, take a breath after the initial COVID crisis has passed and review your documentation, processes and procedures now before litigation returns to normal and employees start filing claims.

In this informative webinar, employment attorney Jonathan Fraser Light will discuss how to bring businesses back to normal and in compliance with the ever-changing employment laws, including those stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Jon will offer tips on multiple areas that require scrutiny to help bring you back to business in a lawful and organized manner.

Topics covered will include:


  • Meals and rest breaks
  • Monitoring work from home
  • Reducing wages or salaries/hours
  • Job description issues
  • Misclassification issues (inside/outside sales, exempt salary and duties tests, and employee validation of exempt status)
  • Independent contractors and AB5
  • Pay plans for commissioned employees
  • Bonuses/commissions and overtime calculation
  • Proper payment of sick leave and meal/rest premiums
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Bonus structures interrupted by COVID-19
  • Timekeeping protocols and formats
  • Termination of those who don’t/won’t return
  • Paystubs
  • Sick time
  • Vacation
  • Leaves of absence
  • Workers compensation
  • Staffing agency/PEO issues
  • Reinstating the problem employee after COVID-19 business disruption





Jonathan Fraser Light, Esq., LightGabler

Jon Light has more than 30 years of experience in the field of employment law, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. 

As the managing attorney at LightGabler, Jon and his team members consult with over 1,500 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs. Jon has successful jury trial, court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and binding arbitration results in lawsuits and administrative claims involving discrimination, harassment, class action, wage and hour, and other employment related matters.



Meet Our Facilitator!

Bridget Toomey, Chair, PIHRA South Bay



This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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 submitted to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for review.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Registration Rates

PIHRA MemberFree

Online registration stays open up till the time webinar starts.


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If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Please contact PIHRA's Program Dept via email at to cancel.


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