2017 California Employment Law Update

2017 may prove to be a pivotal year for employment law in California following an historical election year. Please join us for our annual 2017 California Employment Law Update provided by Michael Brewer from Littler as he presents a lively look at the effects, positive and negative of recent litigation, legislative agency trends as well as an exploration of labor and employment law topics impacting California employers of all sizes, such as:

  • Election Day – Implications in the workplace
  • Are you ready for the new White Collar exemption rules?
  • What does “equal pay for similar work” mean?
  • Preventing workplace violence in the age of the “active shooter”
  • Marijuana in California – how should employers navigate this new legislation?
  • Legislation and litigation updates

The seminar is on January 24, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA and includes a breakfast buffet.

Click HERE to register online.

About our speaker:

Michael Brewer
Michael Brewer

Michael E. Brewer practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, defending employers in cases, including class and collective actions, that involve:

  • Wage and hour claims
  • Alleged sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment-related torts

Michael regularly appears in state and federal courts and before various governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Employment Development Department, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

For more information about Mr. Brewer click here for his corporate profile.

Click HERE to register online.

Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying



Members, please join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, for our seminar entitled, Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying. 

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.





The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with


The California Employment Development Department





Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying



Frank Wisehart


Director, RGL Forensics




     Apply for Contra Costa County EAC Membership Here


For membership information, contacting link:

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* The deceitful aspects human behavior.
* Change blindness and why we do not notice deviations in our physical              environment.
* The psychological rationale of the liar’s point of view.
* How to look and listen for potential tells of deceptive behavior.
* Techniques to seek the truth.




Speaker: Frank Wisehart





Frank Wisehart is the Director of consulting for RGL Forensics, a worldwide forensic accounting and business valuation firm with 23 offices on 5 continents. Frank specializes in forensic accounting, fraud, business valuations, economic damages, family law, financial due diligence, bankruptcy, expert testimony and general commercial litigation. In 2012, Frank was named the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts “Instructor of the Year” and in 2013 he received the “Circle of Light” award for excellence in teaching.


Frank has been a featured lecturer and author for bar associations, Certified Public Accountant  societies and national trade publications. He has testified as a qualified expert witness in both Federal and state courts, offering expertise on a wide range of subjects.

Frank received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his master of business administration from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.



Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520


Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $0 for members






This employer seminar is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) or by the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council (CCCEAC). Aside from staff designated to represent the EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the materials provided during this event.


The EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 925-602-0134 (voice). TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711.

Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now

Last year, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health care law enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.  Many of the most important provisions of the law were scheduled to become effective in 2014, but recent developments have delayed implementation of rules, including the much publicized “play or pay” provision.  This Advisory updates employers on some of the key elements of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading “Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now”