On Sept. 20, 2023, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 533 into law, requiring covered employer to adopt a comprehensive violence prevention plan and track certain information related to threats or incidents of violence in the workplace by July 1, 2024. Given the broad scope of SB 533’s requirements, we will discuss how an employer who does business in California can develop a comprehensive plan and best practices for implementation. Additionally, we will discuss the interplay of SB 533 with other laws concerning conduct in the workplace, including anti-bullying and anti-harassment laws.
Key topics to be discussed:
Requirements of SB 533
How to assess your workplace
Implementation, training, and record-keeping
Interplay with other workplace laws
Date / Time: December 13, 2023
Julie O’Dell | Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Julie O’Dell is the founding partner of the firm’s Orange County office and deputy leader of the Employment and Labor practice. With more than two decades of experience, she focuses her practice on labor and employment law, as well as managing class and collective actions and other complex litigation matters.
She counsels and assists clients on employment-related issues for compliance with federal and state employment laws, including for discipline and termination, requests for accommodation and leaves of absence. She also represents clients against claims of wage and hour violations of California’s Labor Code, including individual, class and representative actions under California’s Private Attorneys General Act.
Julie defends clients against employment-related claims brought under Title VII and has an incredible depth of experience navigating California’s complex employment and labor laws, including California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Labor Code, California Family Rights Act, California’s Paid Sick Leave, and others. She also handles all phases of employment disputes, from pre-litigation stages to trial, before federal and state agencies, arbitrators, and courts.
Additionally, Julie reviews and drafts employee handbooks, policies, and various employment agreements, and she provides training to employers for addressing harassment, leaves of absence, workplace violence and employee complaints.
I. Requirements of SB 533 | 12:00pm – 12:15pm
II. How to assess your workplace | 12:15pm – 12:30pm
III. Implementation, training, and record-keeping | 12:30pm – 12:45pm
IV. Interplay with other workplace laws | 12:45pm – 1:00pm