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Upcoming Employment Law Seminars

January 7, 2015

2015 Employment Law Update

Hopkins & Carley is once again pleased to present its clients and friends with a summary of the new laws and legal developments from the past year that we believe will have the greatest impact on employers in 2015. Full Story


January 13, 2015

Top Employment Risks - Protect Your Startup!

Webinar In Partnership with Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Full Story


March 5, 2015

Developing Effective Employee Handbooks

The Employee Handbook is (or should be) one of the cornerstones of any company’s human resources infrastructure. All companies should review and update their Employee Handbooks periodically, preferably every 12 to 18 months. Full Story


April 9, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Common HR Mistakes That Lead to Litigation...And How to Avoid Them

Employment litigation continues to plague organizations of all shapes and sizes, and many employment lawsuits arise from unfortunate and avoidable mistakes made by management and human resources teams. Full Story


May 7, 2015

Alphabet Soup of Leave Laws — Co-sponsored by Hopkins & Carley and The Melita Group

State and federal law provide for more than a dozen types of protected leaves including, among the more common leave statutes, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), as well as disability leave provided as a reasonable accommodation. Untangling the web of available leave and understanding the confusing interplay between the various leave entitlements can be a tricky and time-consuming task. Full Story


May 21, 2015

A Manager's Guide to Discrimination & Harassment

California state law requires certain employers to provide formal training to their supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment. Full Story


September 17, 2015

Performance Management, Discipline, & Termination

Managing the performance of employees is one of the most basic duties of every supervisor. Full Story


October 8, 2015

Pay Them Now, or Pay Them Later: A Review of Current Issues and Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law

Wage and hour issues are one of the common denominators of employment law; they apply to companies of all sizes and across all industries. Litigation of wage and hour claims has plagued employers for the past decade and shows no sign of slowing. Full Story


November 12, 2015

A Manager's Guide to Discrimination & Harassment

California state law requires certain employers to provide formal training to their supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment. Full Story


Past Employment Law Seminars

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