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When: Wednesday, December 6
8:00 AM
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
2001 Point W Way
Sacramento 95815
United States
Contact: Megan Robison

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2018 Annual Law Update


Get the latest on labor laws and legal decisions affecting California employers! Topics will include: new legislation (including Ban the Box and Salary History legislation) and 2017 case law developments (including cases interpreting Day-of-Rest laws and rest period compensation for commissioned employees). Don't miss this opportunity to gain practical takeaways as you head into 2018.


Certification Credits

3.5 SHRM professional development credits and 3.5 HRCI California credits



8 to 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Seminar


$79 members - $99 nonmembers - $59 students 
Rates will increase after November 22, 2017 to $89 members/$109 nonmembers/$69 students.






Melissa Whitehead is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Sacramento office. Ms. Whitehead has successfully litigated numerous cases in California's state and federal courts and various administrative agencies, in a wide variety of general liability and employment matters, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, FEHA claims, and EEOC claims. Additionally, she advises and counsels employers concerning their workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions.

Ms. Whitehead has extensive experience litigating class actions. Her substantive areas of expertise include California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the California Labor Code.




Brooke Kozaadvises employers in all areas of employment law at Shaw Law Group. She also conducts workplace investigations for public- and private-sector employers.


A former human resources professional focused on employee relations, policy development, and recruiting, Brooke brings practical business and management experience to her practice of employment law. She previously worked with association, non-profit, and insurance organizations.

Brooke is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association of Workplace Investigators. She provides pro bono assistance to clients with legal problems associated with debt collection and bankruptcy for the Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California.


Lukas Clary is an associate at Weintraub Tobin in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Lukas has experience representing clients in all aspects of employment litigation. He regularly handles claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and wages, missed meal and rest periods, and class actions. He also regularly counsels clients on compliance and litigation avoidance strategies.

In addition to his employment law practice, Lukas has successfully litigated real estate and business disputes, copyright and trademark claims, and contractual matters, among others. He has successfully prosecuted and defended cases in both state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and through alternative dispute resolution. He has won cases at trial and through summary judgment, and has negotiated several favorable settlements for his clients. Through these experiences, he is able to quickly identify and execute a resolution strategy consistent with his clients’ goals.










This course is approved by SHRM to offer (3.5) Professional Development Credits (PDC).



This program has been submitted for 3.5 (General HR) recertification credit hours toward recertification through HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 




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All registrations are considered pending until payment is received by SAHRA. Confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment. If payment has not been received in the office at least seventy-two (72) business hours in advance of the event, your registration will be considered canceled.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to the SAHRA office 72 business hours prior to the event in order to receive a refund.

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