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

February 9, 2018: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 6.5 H, of which 1 Hour is Legal Ethics. This program occurs February 9-10th.
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Advanced Issues in PAGA Litigation
Fourteen years after the enactment of PAGA, there are a number of procedural “holes” left unaddressed by the PAGA statute. This panel will move past the basics of PAGA and focus on the thorny issues that arise as a PAGA action advances toward trial. These issues are relevant to both employee- & management-side practitioners.

Cynthia Rice, Director of Litigation, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
Eric Meckley, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Moderator: Koray Bulut, Partner, Goodwin Procter

• The potential res judicata effect of other PAGA actions covering the same time period for the same population of employees
• The rise of “PAGA only” actions, including pros and cons for plaintiffs and defendants
• Whether aggrieved employees are permitted to collect both civil and statutory damages/penalties in a PAGA action
• The impact of Williams v. Superior Court on discovery in PAGA cases
• Are time limits for a PAGA plaintiff to file suit after the 60-day LWDA exhaustion period expires?
• Issues impacting court approval of a PAGA settlement (especially in mixed class action/PAGA cases where the allocation to PAGA is de minimus) or instances where the court has exercised discretion to reduce PAGA penalties

Labor and Employment Developments in the Trump Administration • One Year On
Join NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, EEOC Commissioner and former Chair Jenny Yang, and Ogletree Deakins partner Danielle Ochs for a discussion of regulatory policies and trends at the federal level.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr, Former General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board
Danielle Ochs, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Jenny R. Yang, Former Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment, Opportunity Commission
Moderator: Peter Rukin, Partner, Rukin Hyland

• Labor policy and the NLRB in 2018 and beyond
• Equal Employment Opportunity trends and hot button issues
• Judicial appointments and case developments

Harassment and Mores in the 21st Century Workplace
This panel will discuss how social media and other forms of technology have impacted workplace behavior and perhaps changed workplace mores and interactions to a level that may reach the legal definition of harassment. We will also examine the profile that emerges from recent cases and headlines involving technology and harassing conduct and how this 21st century phenomenon can be addressed and combatted.

Therese Lawless, Partner, Lawless & Lawless
Rico Rosales, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
Mary Hansbury, Associate Director, Employment Law, Twitter
Robert Sniderman, PhD, Extti Incorporated
Moderator: Theodore Borromeo, Assistant General Counsel, Employment and Benefits Law, McKesson Corporation

• Is 21st century harassment the same as what we saw on New York’s Wall Street in the 80’s and 90’s?
• Technology’s influence through email, texting and social media and how it has fueled undesirable/illegal workplace behaviors
• Social scientists’ views on how easily we can blur online fantasies with what should be actual real-life decorum, particularly in the workplace
• The profile that emerges from recent cases and headlines involving technology and harassing conduct

Ethical Issues in Private Mediation
Highly experienced mediators will discuss ethical issues arising for attorneys and mediators in the course of mediation.

Mark Rudy, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe
Alan Berkowitz, Judicate West
Moderator: Judy Droz Keyes, Davis Wright Tremaine

Contrary, Controversial and Concerted: How far does section 7 go to protect employees’ speech and collective action?


Honorable John M. True, ADR Services, Inc.
Fred W. Alvarez, Jones Day
Wilma Liebman, Fmr. Chair, NLRB

Moderator: Peder Thoreen, Altshuler Berzon

• What labor law has to say about the Google memo, NFL player protests, and other current events
• Tensions between NLRA-protected speech and anti-discrimination laws
• Other issues relating to speech and concerted activity outside the organizing context

Make sure you book your reservation at or by calling central reservations office at 888-413-8869. Discount group code for reservations is 10Q0MX. Refunds will be given up to 2 weeks in advance by 1/26/18 5 p.m., less a $75 administrative fee.


Yosemite National Park
The Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


February 9, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
February 10, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


BASF Student Member$375.00
Section Member$375.00
BASF Member$410.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G180301

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