The 2016 Employment Law Updates and Its Impacts on the 2017 Landscape
The previous year has been an interesting year for employment law as it brought several employment law trends, remarkable court decisions and legislative developments which are expected to influence and redefine the 2017 employment landscape. Employers, employees, and businesses must keep themselves abreast with the dos and don’ts in employment law to avoid potential legal risks and pitfalls.
Listen as a distinguished panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the 2016 Employment Law updates and have a thorough discussion of its possible implications on the 2017 employment landscape.
Key topics include:
- 2016 Employment Law Review
- Significant Court Decisions
- Recent Trends and Developments
- 2017 Implications
- How Will It Affect Employment?
- Identifying Potential Risks and Pitfalls
Janine Guzmán, Counsel
Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC
- Changes from the Puerto Rico perspective
Sean B. Gentry, Associate Attorney
Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
- Notable court rulings affecting employers
- Arbitration clauses for collective actions of employees
- Tip pooling regulations
- Changes affecting employers with California employees
- Out of state choice of law provisions for disputes
- Immigration practices of California employers
- Expansion of the equal pay law
- Gender-neutral restrooms
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- HR Personnel
- Labor Counsel
- Private and Public Companies
- Senior Management
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Janine Guzmán is Of Counsel of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. For 20 years, Ms. Guzmán has represented and counseled corporate clients on complex labor and employment matters including hiring, wage and hour, statutory licenses and employee benefits, performance, discipline and termination, business restructurings, reductions in force and relocations, drug testing programs, discrimination, sexual harassment, affirmative action, employee privacy, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, defamation, safety in the workplace and immigration. She has developed an expertise in all areas of both the federal and local labor legal and regulatory aspects that is rare to find in a single attorney.
Janine counsels small, medium, and large national and international corporations regarding employment issues on an ongoing basis. She advises a wide range of businesses covering a number of sectors, such as, retail, whole sale, services, educational institutions, hotels and leisure, communications and manufacturing. Janine’s extensive experience includes wrongful discharges, employment discrimination proceedings at the federal, state, and local levels and defending claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Puerto Rico wage and hour laws; Unemployment Bureau, Industrial Commission, Anti Discrimination Unit, the EEOC, OSHA, Arbitration and Conciliation Bureau and The National Labor Relations Board. Janine works closely with the Firm’s Corporate Department in conducting due diligences and/or assisting in the disclosures of employee and labor matters in different business mergers and acquisitions, either on the Buyers or Purchasers side, stock or asset purchase deals. During the last years, she has participated in important transactions involving finance institutions, communication companies and medical and hospital supplies distributors.
Janine Guzmán is Of Counsel of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. For 20 years, Ms. Guzmán has represented …
Sean Gentry’s practice with Ad Astra Law Group includes expertise in employment litigation for both employers and employees, as well as commercial and business disputes. He specializes in all phases of litigation and in efforts to avoid or resolve disputes before litigation. Mr. Gentry also assists employers with their labor and employment matters and human resource needs, including preparation of employment documents, advice on employment law to avoid liability, manager training, and navigation of workplace disputes.
Mr. Gentry is a member of ProVisors and was selected a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2016 and 2017. He is active in the community as a volunteer and coach with UC Hastings’ and UC Berkeley’s Negotiation and Mediation Teams and with Bay Area high schools’ We The People competition civics programs, and he is on the board of directors of Californians Advancing Civic Education.
Sean Gentry’s practice with Ad Astra Law Group includes expertise in employment litigation for both employers and employees, as well …
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Business Law - Technical
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About Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
Ad Astra Law Group LLP provides its clients with a full range of services related to employment and human resource management. Ad Astra represents businesses in the technology, wholesale, retail, transportation, professional services, real estate, and insurance industries, among others, and include among its clients businesses ranging in size from fewer than ten to more than 5,000 employees. Our firm name comes from the Latin phrase “per aspera ad astra” - meaning through hardships to the stars. We counsel our clients through difficult situations to achieve great results.