May 10 - HR Round Table: CA Legal Update & Best Practices for Workplace Investigations (Novato)

May 10, 2019 - NORTH BAY
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato, CA, 94949

Join attorney and speaker Angela M. Clements for a facilitated discussion on key new labor and employment laws effective in California in 2018, and provide a sneak peek at some key bills currently pending in the state legislature that may impact California employers in the future. In addition, we will overview of best practices in conducting workplace investigations in the "Me Too" era.

1) Provide substantive information about new and pending laws in California affecting employers;
2) Provide practical tips for how to implement new laws and regulations in California in relevant employer policies; and
3) Provide best practices for conducting workplace investigations in the "me too" era.

PDCs: 1.5
Breakfast provided.



Angela M. Clements is the Principal Attorney at Clements Employment Law. Angela is an experienced advocate for entrepreneurs and individuals with challenging employment law issues. After nearly a decade practicing labor and employment law at a major San Francisco Bay Area law firm, Angela started her own practice in California to focus on what is most important to her: helping businesses and individuals develop the most creative, effective solutions to their workplace challenges.

Angela graduated from the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, where she received academic distinction for coursework in labor and employment law. Prior to joining private practice, Angela was counsel to the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security where she developed model legislation for national paid family leave. She also served as a law clerk in the City Attorney's Office of the City and County of San Francisco, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and at the East Bay Community Law Center. Prior to law school, Angela was a Congressional lobbyist for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C. Angela is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Point Foundation Scholar.

Angela's services include:
1) Preventative counseling. Angela is an effective outside labor and employment counsel, who brings a common sense approach to challenging employment law questions. She has been instrumental in day-to-day advice and counseling to numerous People Operations, Human Resources, and Labor Relations teams. She regularly teaches supervisors and staff the fundamentals of California employment law, (including sexual harassment trainings in the "me too" era) and develops employee handbooks and policies to comply with the complex web of California employment laws.

2) Investigations and audits. Angela is available to conduct workplace investigations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation. She is also available to conduct worker misclassification and wage and hour audits.

3) Litigation and claims. Angela has represented employers and employees in dozens of labor and employment disputes in court and in administrative agencies. She is available to represent clients in litigation involving wage and hour, discrimination, leave of absence interference, failure to accommodate, and related claims. She is organized, thoughtful, dedicated, and strategic in her approach to dispute resolution. Angela always puts the client's pocketbook and peace of mind first when she is litigating any matter.

4) Traditional labor law. Angela is experienced in labor negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and grievances/ arbitration. She provides advice on issues of just cause discipline, union organizing, and protected concerted activity. Angela has handled matters before both the California Public Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board.

Angela maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully winning asylum for immigrants fleeing persecution in their countries of origin. Angela is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar Association. Angela is admitted to practice in state and federal court throughout California.

Originally from the Great Plains, Angela maintains a deep love of the outdoors and wild, open space. When she is not practicing law, you can find her hiking a trail or camping with her family in one of the many beautiful spots in California.
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