MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, March 22, 2019: 2019 Civil Trial Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019: Real Property Update 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: The ABCs of Independent Contractors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

EVENT: Friday, April 5, 2019: The 20th Annual Rex Sater Award Dinner

Monday, April 29, 2019: Employee Wage Claims - (Berman Hearings)

EVENT: Friday, May 3, 2019: Judges’ Jubilee

Friday, May 17, 2019: The Do’s & Don’ts of Criminal Law

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Civility Matters VII

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Legal Challenges Involved with Social Media

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 2019 Summer CEQA Update

Thursday, June 27, 2019: What Legal Professionals Should Know About Digital Device Forensics

Employee Wage Claims – (Berman Hearings)

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), more commonly referred to as the California Labor Commissioner, handles claims from employees involving unpaid or improperly paid compensation. This one-hour seminar will provide insight into that process, including guidance to employers and attorneys wishing to advise employers on what to do if they receive notice of an employee claim.

The steps involved with the process that will be discussed include:

~ Filing the Claim ~ Receiving a Notice of Claim and Conference ~ Attending the Claim and Conference ~ Receiving a Notice of Hearing ~ Attending the Berman Hearing ~ Receiving

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The ABCs of Independent Contractors

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision with profound implications for California’s economy. No longer will the classification of a worker as an employee or independent contractor be subject to the flexible, multi-factor Borello test for purposes of California wage orders. Now, employers will be subject to the strict “ABC” test, which presumes that a worker hired by an entity is an employee and places the burden on the hirer to establish that the worker is an independent contractor.

Joseph Gruchawka Law Office of Joseph Gruchawka

Mr. Gruchawka grew up in Kenwood, in

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Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

In Epic Systems, the Supreme Court approved employee waivers of workplace class action claims in favor of individual arbitration proceedings, and, in so doing, rejected federal statutory protection of such claims. Will Armendariz survive? What impact will Epic Systems have on employment litigation practice in California? This panel discussion looks at both plaintiff and defense perspectives on the broader subject of mandatory arbitration as a condition of employment and in litigating cases before arbitrators after Epic.

Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen

Mr. Thuesen’s 35 years of practice has focused primarily on employment law and litigation in the

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