The 10 Scariest Things That Can Happen to You if You Have Employees in California

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn about the greatest dangers facing employers in California and how to avoid them.
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Many scary things can happen to employers in California. Unlimited damages in employment lawsuits, expensive class actions over obscure wage-hour violations, daily overtime, complex meal and rest break requirements, a state EEO agency that rarely investigates complaints before issuing right-to-sue letters, hefty penalties for final paychecks that are late or incorrect, and unenforceable covenants not to compete are just a few. You will how to avoid runaway jury verdicts and class action lawsuits with arbitration agreements, how California’s wage-hour laws differ from federal law as well as what happens when a discrimination or harassment charge is filed in California. This session will highlight 10 of the worst things that might happen to a company employing people in California, and present some tips to avoid these problems.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

James J. McDonald

James J.

James J. McDonald, Jr. is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of Fisher & Phillips LLP where he advises and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He is author of California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, which is published annually by SHRM. He has taught labor and employment law in the University of California, Irvine’s Human Resources Management program for 16 years. He is a cum laude law graduate of Georgetown University and he holds both the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR certifications.



Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
California Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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