Kristi L. Thomas is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office. She serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee, Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Wellness Resources Group.
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Please join Kristi Thomas from Sheppard Mullin to discuss California wage and hour updates, as well as other labor and employment law updates. Kristi will provide critical analysis on these new laws and offer practical advice to assist with compliance.
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Date / Time: June 21, 2023
Kristi L. Thomas | Sheppard Mullin
Kristi L. Thomas is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Orange County office. She serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Wellness Resources Group. She is also actively involved in pro bono work at the firm.
Areas of Practice
Kristi’s practice involves representing employers in the defense of complaints for class action and single-plaintiff matters. Kristi has handled all aspects of civil litigation defense, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, and second-chairing multiple trials to defense verdict.
Kristi also provides day-to-day counseling on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues, including wage-and-hour issues, disability and family/medical leave issues, discipline, and termination. She conducts supervisor and non-supervisor trainings on behalf of clients regarding sexual harassment and workplace behavior.
Kristi began her legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2008, where she defended nationally ranked hospitals and professionals. Kristi became a member of the State Bar of California in 2011, and thereafter gained significant experience in complex litigation before joining the Sheppard Mullin team.
I. Wage and Hour Developments, Including Outside Sales, Rounding, Bonuses, and Shift Differentials | 1:00pm – 1:20pm
II. California Pay Transparency Law | 1:20pm – 1:40pm
III. Arbitration as a Condition of Employment | 1:40pm – 2:00pm
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
IV. Compelling PAGA Claims to Arbitration | 2:10pm – 2:30pm
V. New Rules Re Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality | 2:30pm – 2:50pm
VI. Permanent COVID-19 Regulations | 2:50pm – 3:10pm