New California Employment Laws for 2012: What Employers Need to Know

Thursday, November 17, 2011
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

Please join Morgan Lewis for a webinar on the New California Employment Laws for 2012: What Employers Need to Know.

A wave of new employment laws will take effect in California in January 2012. Employers with California operations must take prompt action to ensure that employment practices and policies comply with California's newest workplace regulations.

We will review the critical changes in California workplace law and discuss recommendations for employers, including:
  • Use of credit reports in employment decisions (AB 22)
  • New penalties for "willful" misclassification of independent contractors (SB 459)
  • California's Wage Theft Prevention Act (AB 469) and what it means for your wage and hour practices
  • New requirements related to commission plans (AB 1396)
  • Developments in discrimination laws covering gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information (AB 887 and SB 559)
  • Requirements related to health insurance coverage for pregnancy disability leave and for domestic partners (SB 299 and SB 757)
  • Prohibition of interference with protected family/medical leave (AB 592)
  • Employers' obligation to allow leave for bone marrow transplants and organ donation (SB 1304)

John Battenfeld
Anne Brafford
Carrie Gonell
Barbara Miller

Thursday, November 17
12:30–2:00 pm ET
9:30–11:00 am PT

Please contact Greta Ito at gito@morganlewis.com or 213.612.7293 with any questions.

CLE Credit:
CLE credit in FL, IL, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.

MCLE Credit:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.5) hours of General Education. Morgan Lewis & Bockius llp, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.