Yosemite Labor and Employment Conference

Presented by the Labor & Employment Law Section

The Yosemite Conference occupies a special place in the hearts of Labor and Employment Section members. Join us on February 21 - 22, 2020 to find out why. We look forward to seeing you there! 


February 21, 2020
MCLE Registration: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Program:1:00 - 5:15 p.m.

February 22, 2020 
MCLE Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

For detailed information about the conference program, see below.

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Reservations can be made online at www.travelyosemite.com , or by calling 1-888-413-8869. 

Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP
Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP


Interested in sponsoring the Yosemite Conference? Email cle@sfbar.org for a sponsor form.


Section Member $400 
BASF Member $450
BASF Government and Non-Profit Attorneys  $450
Non-Members $490


Winter Travel Conditions: https://www.travelyosemite.com/winter/winter-travel-conditions/
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Things To Do in Yosemite
Yosemite National Park Area Maps
2/21/2020 12:00 PM - 2/22/2020 1:00 PM
The Lodge at Yosemite Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


Just a couple of decades ago, no one could have predicted what today's workplace would look like. The future of work continues to be uncertain but is evolving at ever increasing speeds. This panel will look at how current technology intersects with emerging labor and employment issues and is likely to impact the future of work, including compensation schemes of the future, the uses of artificial intelligence in the workplace, the impact of automation and robotics, navigating the use of employee social media and other nontraditional communication tools, compliance with the biometrics legal landscape, and the gig economy.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2/21/2020 1:00 PM

At the beginning of this Administration, we anticipated that federal action/inaction would likely impact how states, including California, chose to deal with an array of labor and employment issues ranging from leave, sexual harassment, wage and hour classification, to immigration issues. This panel will examine what's occurred and how state legislative and regulatory activities have been shaped by the actions and priorities of the current Administration and Congress.
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
2/21/2020 2:15 PM

As a high profile sexual harassment matter unfolds, the key legal players — counsel to the company, counsel for the accuser, counsel for the accused, the investigator and the mediator who will be asked to resolve it — all must swing into action under competing pressures and play very different roles and pursue very separate agendas. In this panel, the lawyers playing those roles will talk about what is on their agendas as they represent their clients or perform their functions, what critical strategic and tactical issues they face and should anticipate, and how they measure success.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2/21/2020 4:00 PM

Location: Yosemite Valley Lodge -- Garden Terrace
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2/21/2020 5:30 PM

Location: Yosemite Valley Lodge - Garden Terrace
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
2/22/2020 7:30 AM

This panel of experts in transgender employment law and workplace inclusion will share the latest regulatory and case law updates from this rapidly-evolving area of law, and offer practical training advice and guidance for law firms and companies to support transgender employees.
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2/22/2020 9:00 AM

As the #metoo movement continues to grow, California has strengthened its anti-discrimination laws, sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements, and rules for settling allegations of sexual harassment. This panel will address how employers, workers and unions are responding to these changes, and ethical and effective negotiation of settlements of sexual harassment claims.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
2/22/2020 10:15 AM

This panel will discuss new developments including pending California Supreme Court cases, the tension between arbitration agreements and collective action suits, mandatory arbitration and class action waivers, and other trends in collective action litigation.
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
2/22/2020 11:45 AM

Location: The Ahwahnee Hotel
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2/22/2020 5:30 PM


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