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Bar Association of San Francisco Events Calendar

The Labor and Employment Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco presents
Yosemite Conference

January 27, 2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MCLE Credits - 6 H, January 28th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3.5 Hours of which is in Elimination of Bias Credit.
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FRIDAY, January 27, 2017
Vanquishing the Wage Gap: Will the California Fair Pay Act Usher in a New Era of Pay Equity?
Lori Andrus, Andrus Anderson
Mariko Yoshihara, Legislative Director, CELA
Jeanna Steele, Sunrun Inc.
Moderator: Peter Rukin, Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall

• The policies and politics that drove the legislation
• The law's requirements
• Litigation strategies for employees and employers
• Additional changes on the horizon, including expansion of coverage

Legislative and Enforcement Priorities in the Trump Administration
Catherine Fisk, Professor, UC Irvine School of Law
Michael Lotito, Littler Mendelson
Moderator: Ted Borromeo, McKesson

• Anticipating legislative and regulatory priorities of the Trump administration
• What Federal cabinet and agency appointments signal for employers, unions and employees
• Federal court appointments and their impact in the years to come

Class action waivers and strategies after Morris
James Kan, Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian, & Ho
Eric Brown, Altshuler Berzon
James S. Brown, Sedgwick Law LLP
Moderator: Katherine Thomson, Arbitrator, Mediator, Factfinder

• Choice of forum: Arbitration, Federal, State Court
• PAGA: How does it affect strategic decisions?
• Who decides threshold questions -- Arbitrability, waiver, severability?
• Drafting the arbitration agreement

SATURDAY, January 28, 2017
Games People Play: Is it Really That Hard to Reach Across the Aisle?
Sean McHenry, Minnis & Smallets
Emily Barker, Seyfarth Shaw
Honorable Claudia Wilken, United States District Court
Moderator: David Lowe, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe

• Civility: it's more than a rule
• Is posturing a necessary part of the litigation and mediation process?
• What are they trying to pull? Method and madness of discovery

We Know All About YOU Already": Benefits and Pitfalls of Pre-Hire Background Checks
Nayantara Mehta, National Employment Law Project
Monique Olivier, Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier
Doug Dexter, Farella Braun + Martel
Neil Perry, Oracle Corporation
Moderator: Noah Lebowitz, Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier

• How technology creates risks and opportunities for employers using background checks
• The limits of FCRA, ICRAA, and CCRAA on employment background checks
• The impact of EEOC Guidance and the new FEHC regulations

Beyond Employment: The Evolution of Work
Michael Manley, Staff Attorney, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Chris Benner, Ph.D, Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Natalie Pierce, Littler Mendelson
Moderator: Mark Schickman, Freeland, Cooper & Foreman

• Employee and Independent Contractor Models
• Contingent Workforce and the Gig Economy Talent Management
• The Role Work Will Play in the Third Decade of the 21st Century

TO MAKE A CONFERENCE RESERVATION: Please call 415-982-1600.
CANCELLATION: As of 1/18/17 we are no longer accepting cancellations.


Yosemite National Park
The Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite, CA 95389

Event Code: G170301

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