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Employer Beware: California’s Proposed “Opportunity to Work Act”


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program; however, registration is required.


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific

The California Legislature continues to target the staffing industry and the companies that utilize temporary workers.  The California Legislature has proposed the Opportunity to Work Act, which would require any employer with 10 or more employees to offer work to a qualified “existing employee” before hiring temporary workers or contractors.  Moreover, the Act would impose additional burdens and risks on employers who use temporary workers or contractors. 

In this webinar, Seyfarth Shaw will discuss the proposed legislation and its potential impact on the staffing industry and the consumer of staffing services.  From the additional record keeping requirements to the additional steps employers must go through before utilizing temporary workers, the Act can impose significant labor and administration costs on any employer that relies on the convenient and cost-effective staffing solutions afforded by using temporary staffing employees.

Topics that the panel will cover include:

  • What HR personnel will need to do before utilizing temporary workers
  • The potential traps in the Act
  • How the Act would affect the flexibility and workforce solutions offered by temporary workers
  • When the Act may go into effect
  • What you can do to voice your concern over the Act


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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.