This has been, and will continue to be, a busy month for trainings and seminars for me. I was happy to provide the required 2-hour Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance members earlier this month. All employers with 5 or more employees must conduct 1-hour of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to all employees every two years, and another hour of training for supervisors. It was well attended, with good interactions and questions.
We ended the training with a short Employment Law Update regarding new laws affecting California employers. A lot of new laws require updates to employee handbooks and policies, and new reporting requirements for larger employers. I enjoy helping companies and employers understand and follow the law.
I also had the pleasure of presenting a seminar to the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association regarding my recent Zoom Jury Trial. Last Summer my colleague, Kirsten Barranti, and I defended our clients in a wage and hour case in Alameda County Superior Court. Conducting a trial via Zoom had its advantages and disadvantages. Familiarity with technology helped things run smoothly, and all our preparation made a significant difference.
My last seminar of the month will be presented on June 1st (OK, so that is technically next month) for the Professional Fiduciary Association of California. I will focus on Hiring and Working with Caregivers. Hiring and employing caregivers and other care professionals in the home have unique challenges. Different overtime rules apply depending on the work performed and where the employee works.
I’ve been helping families, caregivers, professional fiduciaries, and others navigate the employment laws applicable to homecare for a long time and find it rewarding. The laws have changed dramatically over the last decade, and my education-focused approach helps set a path for success. My experience representing employers and employees also helps me resolve problems when they arise. It is always a pleasure speaking with PFAC members and I look forward to this year’s conference.
In September I will team up with a group of industry experts to train consumers hiring caregivers. We will cover hiring, compensation, recordkeeping, navigating IHSS and Medi-Cal, and preventing elder abuse. We will conduct the training three times, each time with different language translations (Tagalog on September 7th, Mandarin on September 20th, and Spanish on September 21st). The training will be open to the public and will be presented online. I’ll post more about the training soon.
Education is a cornerstone to best practices. Over the years I’ve conducted a variety of trainings including:
- Employment Law Updates
- Navigating Reasonable Accommodations and Medical Leaves
- Avoiding Wage and Hour Pitfalls
- How to Conduct an Effective Workplace Investigations
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
- Hiring, Disciplining and Firing Employees
- How to Help Employees Succeed – Managing for Success
If you or your organization wants more information about training or seminars, contact the Nuddleman Law Firm. 925-400-9052.
Original article Robert E. Nuddleman
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