2024 Programs

2024 Programs

Featuring real-time interaction with our team of Employment Law attorneys and professional business owners, virtual live webinars provide engaging professional development courses on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Our attorney partners ENGAGE participants, ANSWER questions and actively INTERACT with the group.

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2024 New Laws
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Presented by R. Craig Scott
Scott & Whitehead

This always popular summary will cover not only 2024’s new laws but also court decisions and other administrative activities that will impact employers in the next year and beyond.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

California Paid Sick Leave Program
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Presented by Colleen McCarthy & James Rumm
Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm

Starting on January 1, 2024, employers must generally provide 5 days or 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees in California. The Labor Commissioner has updated the paid sick leave poster and employee notice.  We will cover front load policies, accrual-based policies, paid time off policies and much more.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Q1 Hot Topics from the Hotline
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Presented by Colleen McCarthy & James Rumm
Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm

Each quarter, the CEAC’s top team of Employment Law attorneys share some of the most current and frequently asked questions (and answers) from the management hot line.

Registration:

FREE to CEAC Members

Gender & Appearance Issues Affecting the Workplace
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Presented by Michelle Rapoport
Scott & Whitehead

Amid the ever-evolving landscape of workplace discrimination laws, savvy employers must regularly review their personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the most recent legal guidance and developments.  

  • We will review use of pronouns, bathroom usage, gender transition and other issues that affect transgender people in the workplace. 
  • We will also talk about grooming and dress policies, whether employers can have different standards for different genders, and avoiding claims of discrimination based on race, gender, and other protected characteristics.
  • As part of this discussion, we will review tattoos, hair styles, jewelry, religious and even political expression in the workplace.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Sex, Drugs and Videos: Random Thoughts on the Modern Office Environment
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Presented by Jon Light
Light Gabler

This talk covers three diverse and discreet HR issues that arise occasionally in the workplace. The workplace is an obvious place for personal relationships to blossom, or sour, and to be affected by social media. Marijuana use is now legal in California, but its use, and testing for it, can both protect and perhaps inhibit an employer’s ability to hire and fire.  Cameras – whether using video or both video and audio – can create both positives and negatives for the employer. Jon would discuss each subject and what you can and can’t do – and should or shouldn’t do — as an employer in 2024 and beyond.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Q2 Hot Topics from the Hotline
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Presented by Colleen McCarthy & James Rumm
Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm

Each quarter, the CEAC’s top team of Employment Law attorneys share some of the most current and frequently asked questions (and answers) from the management hot line.

Registration:

FREE to CEAC Members

Workplace Violence Prevention
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Presented by Michael Watts
AALRR

Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide, one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. Howe ver it manifests itself, workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Hiring Strategies
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Presented by Michelle Rapoport
Scott & Whitehead

Business growth can look like very different things to every company. But during that process, you’ll need to hire more talent to keep up with the growing demand for your company.  So how do you ensure that your recruitment strategies are effective?  There is no on-size-fits-all approach to hiring for business growth, but keeping a few strategic ideas in mind can help you confidnetly move forward.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Q3 Hot Topics from the Hotline
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Presented by Colleen McCarthy & James Rumm
Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm

Each quarter, the CEAC’s top team of Employment Law attorneys share some of the most current and frequently asked questions (and answers) from the management hot line.

Registration:

FREE to CEAC Members

Benefits Update
Thursday, September 19, 2024

Presented by Sheldon Blumling
Fisher Phillips

If the Great Resignation climate has taught us anything, it’s that employee benefits are more important now than they’ve ever been.  With 8.7 million job openings as of October 2023, employers are scrambling to find the right employee benefits to attract, engage and retain top talent – all while trying to stay within their budget.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each

Q4 Hot Topics from the Hotline
Thursday, October 17, 2024

Presented by Colleen McCarthy & James Rumm
Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm

Each quarter, the CEAC’s top team of Employment Law attorneys share some of the most current and frequently asked questions (and answers) from the management hot line.

Registration:

FREE to CEAC Members

Wage & Hour
Thursday, November 14, 2024

Presented by Grace Horoupian
Fisher Phillips

If there is one type of employee claim that businesses dread, it’s a wage and hour claim. In recent years, there have been a number of very high-profile wage and hour claims filed on a class-action basis, which have cost businesses a lot of money both in defense costs and settlements. This  annual program will provide you with the latest information and show you how to protected yourself n this crucial area.

Registration:

EAC-OC Members:  $30 each
EAC Regional Members:  $45 each
Non-Members:  $60 each