Employment Law Update 2020 Seminar, Jan. 21st

by | Dec 1, 2019 | Employee Benefits, Events

Employment Law Update 2020: The End of Independent Contractors and Mandatory Arbitration?

In the 2019 legislative session, Sacramento was determined to make headlines by adopting far reaching legislation – including new laws making it more difficult for California employers.

The highest profile legislation, AB 5, was targeted at the large “gig economy” companies, such as Uber, Lyft and Grubhub.  AB 5 makes it nearly impossible for these companies to continue using independent contractors, and instead requires them to have employees, which can then be unionized.  Unfortunately, many businesses and workers who prefer the independent contractor model are collateral damage.

In addition, Sacramento took aim at arbitration of employment disputes, seeking to take another protection against expensive class action lawsuits away from employers.

At this informative briefing session, Erick Becker, head of the Labor and Employment practice at Cummins and White, will update you on all of the changes to employment law on both the state and federal levels.

Attendance at this seminar is a must for human resources professionals, managers and business owners seeking practical guidance on employment issues for 2020.

This Legal Update will address new California laws, including:

(AB 5): Adopts the Dynamex “ABC” test for evaluating independent contractor status. Key provisions will be reviewed, including:

  • Application of the ABC test in all employment disputes
  • Retroactive application of AB 5
  • Exemptions from AB 5 for certain classifications and B2B relationships

(AB 51): Prohibits mandatory arbitration agreements:

  • Penalties for requiring arbitration as a condition of employment
  • Enforceability of voluntary arbitration agreements
  • Impact on current agreements
  • Legal challenges

(AB 749): Prohibits “no rehire” provisions in settlement and severance agreements:

  • Necessity of changing agreement language
  • Handling ex-employee that applies for rehire

(SB 188): “CROWN” Act

  • Bars discrimination and harassment based on natural hairstyles or textures
  • Necessary revisions to handbook policies

Important California court decisions on employment will also be addressed.

Seminar Registration

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
Embassy Suites Glendale
800 N. Central Ave.
Glendale, CA 91203

To Register, Call Sarah Prince at: (800) 800-5880 x2294

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions or Interest in Attending the Seminar?

We are happy to be of assistance!

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