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

General Law

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.

Gruchawka, Joseph

Joseph Gruchawka
Law Office of Joseph Gruchawka

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, and judgment collection.

Ross, Dawn

Dawn Ross
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Ms. Ross leads CMPR’s employment group and commercial litigation team. She has represented employers successfully in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings. Ms. Ross serves as counsel to some of the leading wineries, along with many other clients in the public and private sector. She assists clients in preparing employee handbooks, employment agreements, counseling on layoffs and terminations, and conducts training seminars on sexual harassment and discrimination. Ms. Ross also acts as trial counsel in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract, real estate transfers, fraud, trade secret, trademark violations and construction defects. Ms. Ross has a reputation as an aggressive, detail oriented advocate, who has great success at trial. She was an associate at Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and a partner at Marron, Reid & Sheehy prior to founding Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP in 1998.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Joseph Gruchawka, Law Office of Joseph Gruchawka
Dawn Ross, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
NOTE: Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street.
Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $60–SCBA Members; $75–Public; $55–SCBA Labor & Employment Section (NOTE: L&E Section Discount only available by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In Person)
Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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