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February 19, 2015 "Employment Law 101" with Lonnie Giamela of Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Program Information:

Employment Law 101 provides a practical guide through California’s rules, rights, and regulations affecting employee relations. This program not only offers a comprehensive overview of California’s complex employment laws, it also provides guidance on how to promote a positive work environment and prevent costly penalties and lawsuits. From hiring to firing, and everything in between, this program will give you legally-compliant solutions for all phases of the employment relationship. Since California law is constantly changing, both new and experienced HR professionals will benefit from this program. The following subject matters, with particular focus to recent changes in each, will be covered:

  • Wage-Hour Laws
  • Properly Classifying An Independent Contractor
  • Legally Mandated Medical And Non-Medical Leaves
  • Discipline and Termination Without Litigation
  • The Employment Forms You Should Be Using But Are Not
  • Handling Drug And Alcohol Usage Issues

Program Schedule:

7:30 a.m.    Registration, Check-in, and Networking Breakfast (Breakfast served until 8:00 a.m.)

8:00 a.m.    Welcome, Introductions and Employment Development Department Update

8:15 a.m.    Lonnie Giamela - "Employment Law 101"

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m.  Program Continues

11:15 p.m.  Q & A Session

11:30 p.m.  Seminar Concludes


February 19, 2015

Last day to register February 12, 2015


New Horizons

15725 Parthenia St.

North Hills, CA 91343


$65 "Early Bird Registration" by January 30, 2015

$75 for members

$85 for non-members

$95 at the door

No refunds, however substitutions are permitted.

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Lonnie Giamela is a partner in both the Los Angeles and Irvine offices of Fisher and Phillips, LLP. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including fair employment, intellectual property, wage and hour, independent contractor classification, medical leaves, mass layoff and preparation of employment documents such as handbooks and compensation plans. Lonnie has extensive experience representing local, regional and national clients in class action wage-hour lawsuits as well as representative lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act.

Lonnie has presented more than 200 seminars to management, executives, human resources professionals and employer groups on topics including fair employment, medical leaves, mass layoffs, FMLA/CFRA compliance, independent contractor classification matters and wage and hour compliance.  Lonnie has an "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest peer review survey rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. He was selected for inclusion in 2013 and 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.



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