Educate Yourself in February 2020
A round-up of partner education opportunities

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February 10, 2020 | California Consumer Privacy Act: Countdown to Compliance (Online)

**There is no charge for this seminar.**

The California Consumer Privacy Act will affect virtually all companies doing business in California. This new law is one of the most stringent data privacy laws in the country. If you have a business that does business in California, this is a law you MUST be familiar with. 

This webinar will cover:

  • A quick history of the law and the people who made it happen
  • What the law says
  • What the law means to you and your business
  • Penalties and consequences for non-compliance
  • Comparison with the European GDPR, which went into effect May 25, 2018

Learn more and register here. Sponsored by Fisher & Phillips, LLP.

February 13, 2020 | Legal Webinar: Independent Contractors v. Employees: Life After Dynamex and AB 5 (Sacramento)

**There is no charge for this seminar/webinar.**

Summary of Program

The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.  AB 5 has changed the landscape yet again, and employers are now faced with converting contractors to employees unless they fit within one of the exemptions written into the new law.

Program Highlights

This seminar will cover the legal landscape of independent contractor status. Topics will include:

  • A discussion of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Sup. Ct.;
  • AB 5 and its exemptions;
  • A summary of the various tests applied by federal and state agencies to determine independent contractor status;
  • A summary of the enforcement authority of various federal and state agencies and the sanctions they may impose;
  • The due diligence employers must engage in before classifying a worker as an independent contractor; and
  • California’s law imposing monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers (and other individuals) who willfully misclassify workers as independent contractors.

Learn more and register here. Sponsored by Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin.

February 13, 2020 | Emerging Brand Roundtable (Los Angeles)

After you have been operating your restaurant business successfully for some time, you will have a critical decision to make – should I open another location, offer delivery service or expand my operations? Are you prepared for the potential business risks that could come with making moves to grow additional revenues for your restaurant business?

We have partnered up with Cohn Reznick to bring you the Emerging Brands Roundtable, where we will help you think through some of these questions. We will discuss corporate, legal, financial, human capital, and operational structures to best position your restaurant business for growth in this intimate roundtable setting.

Learn more and register here. Sponsored by Zaller Law Group, PC.

February 20, 2020 | Legal Webinar: Salary Equals Exempt Right? Wrong! (Sacramento)

**There is no charge for this seminar/webinar.**

Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be attending via webinar.

With the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits, the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt is clear. This seminar is designed to help employers and HR professionals gain a more thorough understanding of the various exemptions available under California law and learn how to conduct an exemption analysis in order to reduce potential liability.

Program Highlights

  • A discussion of the exemptions available.
  • Checklists for determining if your employees are exempt.
  • How to conduct a self-audit to ensure that employees are properly classified?
  • What to do if your employees have been misclassified?
  • What are the courts saying – highlights of decisions regarding exemption issues in California?

Learn more and register here. Sponsored by Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin.