Employment and Wage Hour

Compliance Workshop


Operate Your Business in 2022 and Beyond



PROGRAM OVERVIEW


This year's wage hour compliance workshop is very new and different. Due to the high rate at which home care is being targeted, this workshop will hone-in on legislative and judicial changes, how they are playing out in the courts, and how to strategically minimize your risk - far more than prior years. California seems to have taken a sharper left turn than in years prior. Governor Newsom has managed to make his pro-employee agenda more of a reality, and thus a greater risk for agencies of all types. As an example, when Viking Cruises made us believe that it was safe to waive PAGA in arbitration agreements, California is already trying to undo and outdo the US Supreme Court. It is more important than ever for home care, hospice, and other agencies to educate themselves and change key employment practices.

Topics that have surfaced and gained traction - to name a few - include client harassment, pay per visit, the growth of "protected classifications," the importance of various meal period waivers, contracting with facility-vendors, joint employment, clinging unsuccessfully to independent contractor classifications, the number of anti-caregiver retaliation laws, and many other trends that are making their way into lawsuits and arbitrations. The list goes on, making attendance at this year's workshop a must.

Liz Murphy has taught home care survival techniques for nearly 20 years now, through her frequent speaking events, her personal "in the trenches" experience, drawing from Jackson Lewis' 1,000+ nationwide employment attorneys, and her employer-wide partnership with CAHSAH. Now more than ever, Liz's very popular and educational full-day class is more important than ever. Whether you have attended before or are new to Liz's workshops, you absolutely must attend this one because she has revamped it to match the emergence of these important trends and protective strategies, while still teaching the more basic topics of prior years.

This class will include, among other topics:
  • How exactly to handle newly-prevalent "client harassment" issues

  • New protected classifications such as disability protections that extend to those that are not just disabled and perceived as such, but who are associated with one who is disabled and/or simply ask for an accommodation

  • How the broadening of CFRA has created an opportunity for employees to take up to ten months off (without pay), and how an organization can operate while employees are out and legally protected for so long

  • How the new and strict lactation requirements are being viewed and litigated

  • Equal pay reporting, and how to spot uneven pay practices

  • Vaccination, paid sick leave and other constantly changing COVID - related obligations

  • Liz"s "secret sauce" of how to obtain signed severance agreements from departing employees

  • Calculating meal and rest period premiums at the "Regular Rate"

  • Calculating bonuses into overtime

  • The clash of the titans - the California Supreme Court's decision to review the question of whether PAGA claims can or should be stricken based on manageability

Attending this workshop is a must!


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Compliance itself - achieving it, and avoiding the consequences of not doing so

  • Strategies for handling sticky employee problems before they bubble into lawsuits

  • Staying ahead of the curve and ahead of your colleagues those who might be doing things differently, and

  • Anything else about which you have questions or need clarification

FACULTY


Elizabeth Murphy, Esq.

Jackson Lewis

Elizabeth 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

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.


CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
& CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

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.