New California Employment Laws for 2018
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  • Duration : 60 Minutes
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Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, was General Counsel to Cedrus Investments Limited, an international financial services firm with offices around the globe. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar. He has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Patterson is experienced in Labor and Employment litigation and transactional matters in the U.S., Asia and the U.K. He has designed internal business policies, procedures, and management structures, as well as inter-corporate relationships and has been a business owner himself.

Mr. Patterson is an experienced trial litigator who has handled numerous business and commercial matters for over 20 years on behalf of an elite clientele around the world. He has defended clients in matters brought against companies by employees, commercial business agreements, and government regulatory matters.

Mr. Patterson holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law, as well as a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He has also earned the American Jurisprudence Award, completed specialized training in Assessing Economic Damages, Forensic Discovery and Preservation of Electronic Evidence and Data.

Mr. Patterson was nominated to the National Dean's List and has been a speaker before such groups as the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, is a past contributing editor to California Motions In Limine (The Rutter Group) and has been a columnist for the "The Docket", the news and information journal of the San Mateo County Bar Ass'n. He has a knowledge of Korean, Japanese and Spanish languages.

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2018 brought California a variety of updated employment laws. This is a primer to the new California employment law and an update to changes to the existing laws for 2018. Among the various topics will be updates to the Fair Pay Act and a brief summary of new rules regarding background checks, and wage and hour laws. There will also be a brief discussion of the federal immigration laws as they are being applied to employers in California.

Each year, California makes changes to the legal and regulatory framework affecting employers. Additionally, there are new federal regulations that affect employers across the country as well as in California. This program is designed to update responsible personnel about the most significant changes that affect California employers and the employment legal and regulatory landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • California Fair Pay Act
  • California Wage & Hour Laws
  • Federal Immigration Law in California
  • Relevant New Local Laws and Regulations
  • Federal and State Regulatory Changes Affecting California Employers and Employers with Employees in California

Who Should Attend

  • Any employer subject to California employment laws
  • Attorneys and/or Paralegals
  • Lawyers
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Supervisors
  • $200.00

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