Gordon & Rees attorneys and distinguished guest speakers will present stimulating and timely legal education on Thursday, June 28. This half-day symposium will address recent Employment Hot Button issues; the Meaning of the #MeToo Movement to Your Organization; Class Action Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them; and a Ted Talk style panel discussing four distinct issues employers need to know. Additionally, we will be providing an interactive Ethics presentation. Attendees will earn up to 5.0 California CLE and CE credits.
Registration & Breakfast
The half-day of programs, light breakfast, lunch, and CE/CLE credit will be offered at no cost to our valued clients and guests.
DATE / TIME
Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
506 S Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
During this panel presentation, we will discuss our Top Five Rules to avoid employer liability. Our speakers will provide cutting edge advice so that well-informed employment decisions can be made to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation. We will also address new litigation trends identified in employment law and provide insightful advice on how to develop best practices to avoid liability.
Laurie DeYoung / Senior Counsel, GRSM
Dina Glucksman / Partner, GRSM
Gina Haggerty Lindell / Partner, GRSM
David Rocklin / Assistant Vice President, Supervisor North American Financial Lines, Chubb
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
This panel will provide practical advice to in house counsel, claims representatives and general counsel on navigating sexual harassment claims, from inception to resolution. Speakers will share real life litigation, trial, and settlement secrets, war stories, and detailed advice on best practices.
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
This course will examine a common tactic by Plaintiff’s counsel in employment lawsuits—namely the inclusion of additional “tag along” torts which, although typically arising within the workplace setting, are separate and distinct from the employment claims themselves. Such claims can also carry additional/enhanced measures of damages and may trigger additional insurance policies. Participants in the program will learn about these increasingly-used techniques, how best to prevent them, and defending against them in court.
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Over the last several years, the landscape of the class action practice area has seen a lot of movement and volatility with a split of opinions on issues in both state and federal courts. Speakers will discuss the most controversial issues which have drawn the attention of employment law practitioners and have caused some strife for California employers.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This panel will address, in Ted Talk style, significant regulatory/statutory and societal changes over the past year and how these changes impact business, the legal profession, your families and the nation. Join us as we discuss the new tax law, employee benefits, immigration, the opioid epidemic and the legalization of marijuana.