Employment Discrimination And Employee Relations Laws

03-25-2021 | Live Broadcast Experience , 9:00a - 4:00p PST

Live Broadcast Experience
9:00am-4:00pm PST
12:00pm-7:00pm EST

Richard J. Simmons
& Ronda Jamgotchian
Attorneys, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, California

The online seminar experience is designed to provide a guide through the ever-changing maze of state and federal employment discrimination laws. The program is attended by HR officials, personnel specialists, attorneys, consultants, owners, supervisors and other management officials. Registrants will receive, in advance of the program date, a copy of Richard J. Simmons' EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND EEO PRACTICE MANUAL FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS* (over 860 pages). The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has recognized the value of this Manual and obtained copies of prior editions for investigators, consultants and supervisors throughout California.

The program will also examine other personnel laws and issues of significance to California employers. The rapidly developing laws prohibiting disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, harassment, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, "wrongful discharge," and "unfair termination" of employees will be examined.

Among the many subjects that will be discussed in the program are the following:

  • New US Supreme Court decisions defining the scope of Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employer Pitfalls, Safeguards, And Defensive Practices
  • Pre-Employment Inquiries In Interviews And Applications And "Ban The Box" Rules -- New Standards
  • Rules On Punitive, Exemplary, And Emotional Distress Damages
  • Sexual Harassment -- The Recent Updates To The Law And New Training Deadline
  • Recent FEHA Changes
  • Pregnancy Leave Regulations, Transfer Rules, And Notification Obligations
  • New California FEHC Developments And Regulations
  • Disability Discrimination -- New State Rules, Decisions Defining Covered "Disabilities" And Employer Obligations
  • Telecommuting And Work-From-Home Accommodations
  • New Salary History Rules
  • Age Discrimination -- New Issues -- Jury Trials -- Liabilities
  • Sexual Preference, Orientation, And Gender Identity
  • Defamation Issues And Amendments
  • Workers' Compensation Leaves Of Absence - Job Retention Rights - Continuation Of Benefits And Insurance
  • English-only Rules And New Regulations
  • Dress And Grooming Standards
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA")
  • Inspection Of Personnel Files
  • Immigration Concerns Of Employers - Employee Screening Obligations
  • New California Anti-Harassment and Retaliation Rules
  • Anti-Bullying Standard
  • Defending Cases Before The EEOC And California DFEH
  • Questions And Answers
* The print copy of the Employment Discrimination and EEO Practice Manual will be shipped prior to the program date. The electronic copy is also available for an additional fee. See registration page for more details.