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2020 Employment Discrimination And Employee Relations Laws

Summer 2020
Live Broadcast Experience
09.17.2020 | 9:00am - 4:00pm PST

Richard J. Simmons & Ronda D. Jamgotchian
Attorneys, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLP

Castle Publications is excited to announce that this summer's seminar series will be presented live and online. Attendees at Castle's upcoming programs will see and hear Attorney Richard J. Simmons, one of the nation's most highly sought-after speakers and authors on employment law. Showcasing his energetic presentation style, Mr. Simmons will present the upcoming series live via broadcast, while featuring his invaluable Manuals as the program texts for each of the three seminars.

While in-person presentations are not yet available, this will allow Mr. Simmons to replicate his highly attended seminars as closely as possible. This will occur with the benefit of his unique and coveted desk references that will be provided in advance of the sessions. The series will cover emerging issues related to wage and hour, employment discrimination, and employee handbook considerations for employers. Each session will include a discussion of key issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in the area.

This online seminar is designed to provide a guide to Human Resource Officials, Personnel Specialists, Consultants, Supervisors and other management officials through the ever-increasing maze of state and federal employment discrimination laws. Registrants will receive a copy, in advance of the program, of Simmons' 12th Edition of the EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND EEO PRACTICE MANUAL FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS (over 860 pages). The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the FEHC have both recognized the value of this manual and obtained copies for investigators, consultants and supervisors throughout California.

The program will also examine other personnel relations laws and issues of significance to California employers including disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, "wrongful discharge," and "unfair termination."

Among the many subjects that will be discussed in the program are the following:

    • New US Supreme Court decisions defining the scope of Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Wrongful termination -- employer pitfalls, safeguards, and defensive practices
    • Americans With Disabilities Act Update and EEOC Guidance
    • FEHC Regulations
    • Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Rules 
    • FEHA Changes in 2020
    • New pregnancy leave regulations, transfer rules, and notification obligations
    • California Fair Employment and Housing Council Developments and Regulations
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Age Discrimination
    • New Gender Expression and Identity Protections
    • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act and New Regulations
    • Workers' compensation leaves of absence - job retention rights - continuation of benefits and insurance
    • Sexual preference and orientation law - Impact on benefit obligations
    • Pre-employment inquiries in interviews and applications
    • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
    • Inspection of personnel files under amended law
    • Immigration concerns of employers - Final Rules and Employee Screening Obligations
    • Defending Cases Before The EEOC And California Department Of Fair Employment And Housing
    • Questions and answers

MCLE Credit
This activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 hours by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

HRCI Credit
The HR Certification Institute pre-approved this activity for 6 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

SHRM Credit
This program is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM℠ or SHRM-SCPSM℠. 

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