Employment & Wage Hour


Operate Your Business in 2021 and Beyond


Elizabeth Murphy, a frequent CAHSAH speaker, is one of very few California attorneys who focus almost exclusively in representing home care, health, hospice, and private duty agencies in their employment-related matters. She has worked with CAHSAH for some 15 years, doing workshops, speaking at conferences, teaching home care owners about employment compliance, otherwise remaining highly involved in our industry’s growth and overall wellbeing. Once again, we welcome her to participate in our January 2021 Virtual Workshop, help educate our members and others about the ever-changing laws and regulations applicable to home-care industry employers.

This program will provide the latest updates on California’s anti-arbitration law, new protected classifications such as “natural hairstyles,” the ABC Test for independent contractors, PAGA litigation, paystub compliance, the recently abolished “de minimus” doctrine, and other wage hour laws, leave of absence laws, discrimination, overtime, anti-harassment requirements, meal and rest periods, mileage and drive time, split shifts, business reimbursements, and other important topics. Be ready: it is a thorough program that will leave you best equipped to ensure that your agency is compliant in all respects with California employment law.

Ms. Murphy will also provide key insights from her busy law practice, giving CAHSAH members a special insider’s view of the latest litigation trends, legal theories, and employer conduct that can lead to lawsuits. Please join us!


  • Understand what kind of wage hour claims are popular right now, what you need to have in place to defend against such claims, and what to do if and when you receive one.

  • Understand if your independent contractors meet the ABC Test.

  • Understand the status of the enjoined anti-arbitration law.

  • Understand how to protect yourself from existing liability ­ individual employee severance agreements and arbitration agreements.

  • Understand important changes that have taken place in Sacramento, and how those changes affect you, including important new laws related to the “me-too” movement.

  • Empower yourself to audit your HR practices and policies and eliminate potential liability that you may be facing before you hear from a plaintiff's lawyer.

  • Understand California's employee protections, including anti-discrimination, harassment, disability and leaves of absence categoriest.

  • Gain peace-of-mind over the policies you rely on to have a compliant workplace and a contented workforce.

  • Know what to do if you find yourself on the receiving end of a letter demanding records, money, or threatening litigation.



Elizabeth Murphy, Esq.

Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis

Elizabeth Liz Murphy is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses her practice in employment law, representing a wide variety of California and national employers in various industries, including accounting, retail, banking, manufacturing, and hospitality.

Ms. Murphy also specializes in the field of home healthcare through her extensive lecturing and advising work in support of home care employers throughout the state of California. She is also a frequent contributor to Home Health Line, a subscription-only industry publication that helps home health agencies provide excellent patient care and increase profitability.

Ms. Murphy's experience includes advising employers in day-to-day management and decision making issues, such as handling sensitive terminations, preparing and negotiating employment and severance agreements, preparing and revising employee handbooks, training management and staff, and administering leaves of absence; and representing employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and other employment-related litigation in state and federal court.


Cancellations are subject to 20% handling fee. There will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will not be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CAHSAH® cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP17394) for six and one half (6.5) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire workshop to earn Continuing Education Units. No partial credits can be given. Certificates are distributed at the close of the program.