SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Webcast (FREE for Members)
As we approach the end of 2019, there are several issues that will remain topical going into 2020. One is the recent Dynamex decision relating to independent contractor/employee classification. This will have far reaching implications for California workplaces. Other hot issues are the continuing debate over the use of arbitration agreements in the employment context and an update on the training requirements under the Me Too era. The program will also cover some of the bills that will be on the Governor’s desk to sign or veto in October.
-To understand the new requirements on classifying independent contractors under the Dynamex decision.
-Learn the latest status of the validity of arbitration agreements in the employment context.
-Clarify what the harassment training requirements are in the Me Too era.
-Be aware of some of the bills that will be on the Governor's desk to sign or veto in October.
Jason Geller is the managing partner of Fisher Phillips' San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.
Jason has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state courts, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DFEH, United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Jason frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Jason has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality, and trade secrets agreements.
Jason is a member of the firm's EPLI committee.
His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including insurance, assisted living, independent living facilities, construction, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, education, hospitality, professional services, agriculture, technology, retail and restaurant industries.