New Employment Laws to Look Out for in 2021


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

Join attorneys from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP to discuss California employment laws going into effect on January 1, 2021. Ranging from COVID-19 obligations to updates to leave laws, don’t get left behind in the New Year. The session will feature an in-depth look at compliance with the new laws and will give practical tips for maintaining compliance after these changes.

Key topics to be discussed:

• New Employment Laws Coming in 2021
• COVID-19 Guidelines
• Changes to Leave Laws
• New Pay Data Reporting Requirements

Date / Time: December 22, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: December 22, 2020

Steven P. Gallagher, Esq. | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Steven defends employers in class actions, collective actions, PAGA actions, and single plaintiff matters in state and federal courts. Steven also represents clients before administrative agencies, such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Michaela Goldstein, Esq. | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Michaela advises and defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to representing employers in the defense of complaints for class action and single plaintiff matters in both court and arbitration. Michaela also has experience representing employers in DLSE proceedings, as well as before the DFEH and EEOC.

Michaela advises and counsels clients on day-to-day employment issues including discipline and terminations, personnel policies, and other wage and hour compliance issues. She also has experience drafting employment policies, including employee handbooks.

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I. New Laws Coming into Effect on January 1, 2021 2:00-2:20
i. COVID-19 Reporting Requirements
ii. Attorneys’ Fees for Whistleblower Retaliation & Extended Time Period to File a DLSE Claim
iii. Sick Leave and Kin Care
iv. “No Rehire” Provisions in Settlement Agreements
v. Amendments to Paid Family Leave Law
vi. General Acute Care Hospital Workers, PPE Requirements
vii. Expansion of Protections to Victims of Crime or Abuse
viii. Expansion of EEO-1 Reporting Requirements
ix. Expansion of CFRA Protections
x. Labor Commissioner’s Ability to Represent Claimants in Arbitration
xi. Minimum Wage Increases

II. Employer “To Do” List 2:20-2:40
III. Question & Answer Session 2:40-3:00