SCBA Business Hours:

SCBA is Currently Closed for all In-Person Business Pursuant to the Shelter in Place Order by the Sonoma County Health Officer. Staff remains available 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, M-F, via email. Please see the Contact Us Page for a list of SCBA Staff emails. .~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.

MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series: WEBINARS: Minors Counsel Training

Tuesday, September 22: WEBINAR: Special Needs Children

Tuesday, September 29: WEBINAR: Determining the Child's Best Interest

Wednesday, September 30: WEBINAR: Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Monday, October 5: WEBINAR: Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Thursday, October 8: WEBINAR: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys

Friday, October 16: WEBINAR: Presenting Your Case to the Court

Wednesday, October 21: WEBINAR: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Wednesday, October 28: WEBINAR: Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Monday, November 2: WEBINAR: E-Discovery

Tuesday, November 17: WEBINAR: Native American Law

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COVID-19 and the Return to Work: Cal-OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, Claims Handling, and Other Employment Pitfalls

This panel discussion via zoom will focus on some of the consequences of bringing employees back to work, and the interplay between Cal-OSHA safety protocols and reporting requirements, California’s Executive Order on 3/19/20 regarding workers’ compensation presumed coverage for employees who contract COVID-19, coverage issues and other implications and outcomes of the Executive Order, and related employee claims.

Valorie Bader Welty, Weaver & Currie

Ms. Bader has practiced in the areas of employment and business counseling, training, and employment litigation since 1986. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked for

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2020 Changes to Local Ordinances

Minimum Wage Increases, private rights of action, large penalties, and other requirements that go far beyond the California Labor Code

Joseph Gruchawka, Attorney at Law

Mr. Gruchawka grew up in Kenwood, in the heart of Sonoma County. After attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and the University of Colorado for law school, he returned to Sonoma County, where he worked at the law firm of Smith Dollar PC, specializing in wage and hour claims and contract disputes. Mr. Gruchawka then founded his own practice, where he focusses on labor law, real property disputes, contract disputes,

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Legislation “ABCs” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB5

A discussion of the practical effects of AB 5 and Dynamex. This includes exceptions, retroactivity issues, and counseling clients on reviewing their business practices to be in compliance.

Christopher M. Mazzia, Anderson Zeigler

Mr. Mazzia’s litigation and legal counseling practice includes employment matters, with extensive experience litigating independent contractor issues nationwide.

Laney Rooks, Anderson Zeigler

Ms. Rook’s background includes, military experience, being a small business owner, and entrepreneur. Her legal practice includes assisting clients in business transactions, employment law issues, real property concerns, and civil litigation.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020


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