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"EMPLOYING THE ABSENT EMPLOYEE: California's Mandatory Leave of Absence Laws" with Karen Gabler of LightGabler LLP, May 14, 2015

Program Information:

California provides employees with more leaves of absence (with employers of all sizes) than any other state. To ensure the utmost productivity in the workplace and avoid costly litigation, employers must be aware of the leaves available to employees and the employee obligations an employer can enforce. In this informative and interactive program, employment attorney Karen L. Gabler of LightGabler LLP will discuss the employer's obligations in handling mandatory leaves of absence.

Topics covered will include:

  • The interplay between statutory leave laws and reasonable accommodation 
  • New laws on payment of insurance premiums during leaves
  • Mandatory and optional leaves of absence
  • Eligibility standards for each leave
  • Reinstatement requirements
  • Deciphering PDL, PFL, FMLA, CFRA, ADA and SDI
  • Disability, pregnancy, baby bonding, family leave
  • Injured or ill family members and registered domestic partners
  • The relationship between workers' compensation, the FEHA and the ADA
  • Bereavement, jury and witness duty, school visits, domestic violence and time off to vote
  • Mandated and voluntary benefits during a leave of absence

Program Schedule:

7:15 a.m.    Registration, Check-in, and Continental Breakfast (Breakfast served until 8:00 a.m.)

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

8:15 a.m.    Karen Gabler - "Employing the Absent Employee: California's Mandatory Leave of Absence Laws"

10:00 a.m.  Q & A Session

10:30 a.m.  Seminar Concludes


Thursday May 14, 2015

Last day to register May 7, 2015


New Horizons

15725 Parthenia St.

North Hills, CA 91343


$50.00 for Members

$60.00 for Non Members

$75.00 at the door

Limited seating

No refunds, however substitutions are permitted.

Phone Number (818) 661-1848

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Karen L. Gabler is an employment attorney in the law firm of LightGabler LLP in Camarillo.  She has represented business owners and management in all aspects of employment law advice and litigation for more than twenty years.  Karen provides proactive strategies her clients can implement to foster workplace productivity and avoid employee disputes.  When litigation is unavoidable, she aggressively defends her clients in all administrative and judicial forums.  Karen has been named as a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” a ranking of the top 5% of attorneys in over 70 practice groups in California.   She has been named by the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the Who’s Who in Professional Services and the Top 50 Women in Business for the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, and has been named as a Top Woman in Business and a “Most Trusted Advisor” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.  She taught employment law at Pepperdine University School of Law, and has served as an officer or director of a variety of civic and community organizations



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