California: The Golden State for Big HR Mistakes

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session will help you understand some of the risky areas of California employment law and gain proactive tools to avoid liability.
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Keeping up with employment law in California is, well, a challenge. While you know about harassment, discrimination and retaliation, what about other risky state law claims such as defamation, fraud/misrepresentation, negligent hiring and privacy? Add to that list dress codes, meal breaks, various leave laws, English only rules and training requirements. This information-packed session will teach you what you need to know and provide prevention tips into these and other risky areas of California law.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH

West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH

Allison West is an employment attorney by background and for over 20 years she has assisted companies in creating a safe and respectful company culture.

She focuses her practice on delivering customized workplace training, conducting workplace investigations; coaching executives/managers concerning performance or disciplinary issues; and serves as an expert witness. Allison also specializes in using her mediation skills to help individuals and groups to work through conflicts and create more collaborative work environments.

Allison is a top-rated speaker at the SHRM Annual Conference as well as other HR/diversity conferences, and is a national expert on harassment, discrimination and investigations. She has appeared on PBS, CBS This Morning and in O Magazine discussing workplace harassment issues.

She is a member of the State Bar of California and holds her SHRM-SCP certification and AWI-CH (investigation) certificate.


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
California Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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