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The Peculiarities of California Employment Law


New York, NY

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York , NY 10018
(212) 218-5500



Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


As the old saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. The same reasoning might apply to the California Legislature. During the last year, it finally slowed the pace of new employment statutes that penalized employers who already had operations in the State and that discouraged other employers from establishing operations here.

But the California employment lawsuit juggernaut has not slowed down one bit. And the verdicts against employers for violating California’s peculiar employment laws are as exorbitant as ever.

California also continues to be “ground zero” for new employment laws and new theories of employer liability that radiate out to other states, and, under the all-Democratic government in Washington, D.C., that may very well find their way into new federal laws and regulations.

As a result, it is imperative that employers who have or who plan to have employees in California understand and comply with their peculiar legal obligations. And it is helpful for other employers to know what the future is likely to bring to the jurisdictions in which they operate.

In this Breakfast Briefing, lawyers from our California offices will join us to talk about the newest and the most vexing peculiarities of California employment law, including the following:

  • The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act
  • Class Action Developments
  • Disability Discrimination and the Interactive Process
  • Wage-Hour Administration
  • The California Family Rights Act and Other State Leave Laws
  • “Kin Care”
  • Withholdings and Deductions from Backpay Settlements
  • Settlement of Disputes Regarding “Hours Worked”

Our California lawyers also will answer questions about other legal challenges that our attendees are facing in California, and we will distribute extensive written materials to help you spot, and perhaps even solve, California employment law issues on your own.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 17 for this informative and entertaining Breakfast Briefing.



For questions please contact Jamie Millward at

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of credit in Professional Practice, and is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session.