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2022 Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar On-Demand Video

2022 Mid-Year Labor & Employment Seminar On-Demand Video

This seminar included panel discussions with Labor attorneys covering federal and state case updates and new laws since January 2022. The introduction and "housekeeping" for the seminar can be viewed here.

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Eyes Wide Shut: Seeing Past Unconscious Bias »
Most people think that if they are smart or aware, they can avoid unconscious bias entirely—but this is the wrong approach. Unconscious bias affects everyone, often in ways that are difficult to detect. This session, presented by Hanson Bridgett’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Jennifer Martinez will introduce the multiple different types of unconscious bias and how they work, will examine how bias impacts workplaces, and will share strategies for confronting and minimizing bias.


Jennifer Martinez



The Future of Employment Arbitration Agreements; New Wage and Hour Class and PAGA Decisions »
California employers often rely on arbitration agreements to avoid costly and protracted litigation, including in defending wage and hour class actions. However, recent state and federal decisions have left employers with many unanswered questions regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements. Join us for a discussion about the current state of employment arbitration agreements, how they can limit employer liability, and recent developments that will affect their enforceability going forward. We will also cover notable recent decisions affecting the current landscape of wage and hour laws in California, including Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., and Estrada v. Royal Carpet Mills Inc.


Remote Workplace vs. In-Person Workplace – Risks and Rewards »
Whether hybrid or fully-remote, telework arrangements provide both great flexibility for employees but also significant disadvantages and risk. What are best practices for maintaining a nimble, cohesive, and productive workforce, while identifying methods for avoiding potential liability? How do we get back to pre-COVID efficiency?


Josue Aparicio, Winston Hu, Maribel Lopez


Gilbert Tsai, Alfonso Estrada



On the Horizon: New Employment Laws/Prospective New Laws »
This session will review mid-year changes in California employment laws, and will preview employment-related bills that could go into effect in January 2023.


Sandy Rappaport, Alexa Galloway



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For More Information, Please Contact:

Josue Aparicio
Josue Aparicio
San Francisco, CA