Labor and Employment Law Section

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Webinars

The Unicorn in the Room: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Inclusive Workplace

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit in the area of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Gender identity and sexual orientation are complex and dynamic concepts that are unfamiliar to many people.  Understanding the unique challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people face is essential to creating an inclusive workplace. In this webinar we will (i) explain relevant LGBTQ terminology and identity concepts, (ii) review current legal protections afforded to LGBTQ employees and other individuals with gender non-conforming identities and expressions, and (iii) suggest strategies for attorneys counseling employers about creating a safe and inclusive workplace for employees with gender non-conforming identities and expressions—including those who identify as LGBTQ.

Speakers:

  • Robert Augustine Depew, Employment Law Resource Group
  • Laura Maechtlen, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Are We Well Yet? Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in California

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

This program offers 1.5 hours  participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance in order to participate.

This webinar is designed to educate attorneys and practitioners regarding California’s sick leave act, including its past and present amendments, and its impact in the workplace.

Moderator: K. Poncho Baker,Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP

Speakers:

  • Maribel Hernandez, Ericksen Arbuthnot
  • Jay L. Rosenlieb, Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP

The 33rd Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting & 22nd Annual Public Sector Conference

Claremont Hotel and SpaSave the date for the joint 2016 Labor and Employment Annual Meeting & Public Sector Conference. The event will be held April 21-22, 2016 in Berkeley.

This successful two-day event combines the public sector conference and labor annual meeting, and brings together nearly 500 employment and labor practitioners and human resource professionals and offer a premier educational and networking opportunity venue for labor and employment practitioners.

More information will be posted at Labor Annual Meeting & Public Sector Conference as the dates draw nearer.

News From the Labor and Employment Law Review

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MCLE CREDIT: If you're looking for MCLE credits (including for ethics), consider self-study articles from the Law Review, available HERE for as low as $15 a credit.

Your Legal Rights

Labor and Employment Law Section on the RadioRadio station KALW and 15 other radio stations regularly broadcast "Your Legal Rights," a show in which callers can ask questions of attorneys with expertise in different areas of the law. Our Section sponsors programs on labor and employment law.

The most recent labor and employment program was presented on June 24. The very timely topic was same sex marriage and employee benefit issues, with guests Clarissa A. Kang (Trucker Huss, APC in San Francisco) and Julie Hayden Wilensky (Lewis Feinberg in Oakland)

Tune into KALW at 91.7 FM for the San Francisco Bay area and on the Internet at www.kalw.org. To see all Labor-related programs in our archive, see Your Legal Rights.

Get Online Participatory MCLE Credit from the Labor and Employment Law Section

Your Labor and Employment Law Section offers lots of continuing education about employment discrimination law, as well as many other topics. We have online MCLE you can access any time, day or night, using a handy new webpage organized by category. Click on any of the topics listed below to see what courses your Section offers on that topic:

Case Law Alerts

Have you signed up to receive Labor Case Alerts? These case summaries are being sent to you by the Labor and Empoyment Law Section, in cooperation with Phyllis Cheng. Section members can sign up through My State Bar Profile.

Section Publications on California Public Labor & Employment Law

Our Section published the two definitive treatises on California public sector labor and employment law:

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Labor & Employment Law Section The State Bar of California
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San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2590
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