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San Diego - 2017 Procopio Labor & Employment Seminar

Procopio's Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Returns With All-New Expert Panel November 16, 2017!

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The seminar will focus on the most pressing California labor law issues facing employers today, including:

The Ultimate California Employment Law Briefing For Employers

Back by popular demand! Bob Levy and Marie Burke Kenny will update attendees on the most significant new California and federal laws and court decisions impacting employers . From recent cases regarding discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, to changes in wage and hour laws, Bob and Marie will provide expert analysis and practical guidance on how to make informed employment decisions and avoid liability. But be prepared to laugh and learn because the dynamic duo is back!

Hot Topics Ahead: Navigating Transgender Rights, Marijuana Legalization, and Electronic Issues in the California Workplace

Join Annie Macaleer and Lauren Vega as they cover several hot legal issues affecting employers across the State of California. This presentation will address the new Department of Fair Employment and Housing regulations—just put into effect in July—that extended certain protections to transgender employees. Employers will also receive a crash course on navigating various electronic issues in the workplace, including social media and problems related to the use of electronic devices. Lastly, Annie and Lauren will discuss the implications of Proposition 64’s legalization of recreational marijuana, providing valuable tips for employers on how to handle “Mary Jane” at work.

So You Received an Employee Complaint… Now What?

The old adage “the best defense is a good offense” is never more appropriate than when responding to employee complaints and embarking on workplace investigations of alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other types of misconduct. Wendy Tucker and Stephenie Alexander will guide employers on how to mitigate risks of potential exposure from these types of complaints, including when and how to effectively investigate a complaint and resolve employee conflicts before it is too late. Wendy and Stephenie will cover the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s recent guidelines on investigations and discrimination and harassment policies, providing valuable strategies to address sensitive issues and challenges that often arise so that you are better prepared when (not if) the time comes to respond to your next complaint.


This year we are adding a new interactive session led by Phillip L. Kossy. He will moderate a panel of experienced Procopio employment law attorneys – Tyler Paetkau, Olga Savage, Brook Barnes and Amber Gardina-Quintanilla – that will engage directly with audience members to address burning employment law questions. Please submit your questions via e-mail at by November 3, 2017. The earlier you submit your questions, the more likely your questions will be addressed. So submit now! Then join us for a hosted networking reception immediately following the Q&A discussion and enjoy delicious drinks and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres. This is the perfect time to ask any of the presenters your most important one-on-one employment questions that may have not been addressed during the Q&A discussion.

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Please note that this event will be reprised at our Silicon Valley office on 12/7!

Noon - 6:00PM
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA 92037