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.

Difficult Employees: Can’t we all just get along?


Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, for our seminar entitled: Difficult Employees: Can’t we all just get along?

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.




The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 The California Employment Development Department


   Difficult Employees: Can’t we all just get along?

Jody Bagno-Dill

 Jazz Business Consulting

Apply for Contra Costa County EAC Membership Here

For membership information, contacting link:

Pay Here

“Work would be so easy if it weren’t for the people I have to deal with.” If you have ever said or thought that, this breakfast is for you.  Our speaker, Jody Bagno-Dill will be helping you resolve the people-issues that hijack productivity, profitability and suck the joy out of the workplace environment.  You’ll learn the answers to:

 Can you inspire difficult people to change? And if so, where do you begin?

  • How, when and where should you have the hard conversations.
  • Are you protecting  your “good” people adequately?
  • What is tolerating unacceptable behavior costing you and your organization?
  • Is it time to end their employment status with your company?
  • How to build the environment and culture of the ideal workplace.

Speaker: Jody Bagno-Dill 

 Jody’s area of expertise comes from working as a strategist and executive coach to CEOs and directors in helping them create and implement strategies for growth. Several of Jody’s clients have won national awards and recognition in the last few years.  With a background in management, marketing and sales, Jody has had the privilege of serving clients such as John Muir Health, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Infineon Raceway, Heffernan Insurance, Payroll Systems and UC Davis.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520

Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Cost: $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers



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”