Employers Get Ready 2023 Legal Update Expanded Privacy Compliance and More, In Person with Virtual Option

Employers Get Ready 2023 Legal Update Expanded Privacy Compliance and More, In Person with Virtual Option

January 26, 2023
9:30am - 4:00pm

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension
3175 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Program Cost
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Non-member: $199
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Stay compliant in 2023 and learn about the new updates to California Employment Legislation that were recently signed into action. In addition to several California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)-related bills, the governor signed the following employment-related legislation.

Employers subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) must be prepared to comply with the many data privacy obligations relating to employment and job applicant data starting on January 1, 2023. Learn five steps you should take now to position yourself for this significant undertaking.

California is also mandating pay transparency in the workplace. The Act will impose new requirements on many California employers around pay data reporting, pay scale disclosure, and use of salary disclosures effective January 1, 2023. We will discuss current California law on pay data, how the Act changes and adds to those requirements, and what steps California employers should take now to prepare for the Act’s implementation.

Program Schedule

Registration + Coffee Break​
10:00-11:30​Session 1​
​11:45-12:15Session 2​
1:00-2:30​​Session 3
2:45-4:00​​Session 4


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Erika Frank

Erika Frank is a well-respected employment attorney with a passion for advising and educating employers about California’s complex workplace laws.

Leveraging more than two decades of legal, regulatory, and legislative experience, Erika offers a practical and insightful approach to helping clients deal with the effects of California’s employment laws on employee relations and workplace policies.

Prior to joining the Shaw Law Group, Erika served as the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs at the California Chamber of Commerce, the largest broad-based trade association in California. With a focus on employment law compliance, Erika oversaw CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline and assisted countless members with their labor and employment law questions. She also played an integral role in the launch and success of CalChamber’s “The Workplace” podcast.

Erika is a sought-after speaker. She has produced and conducted numerous seminars and webinars on topics including leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, and harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention. She is known for her relentless energy and ability to transform legal concepts into simple stories and realistic scenarios. Erika enjoys educating employers and convincing them that the law can be fun (at least most of the time!)

Erika also conducts impartial workplace investigations for public and private sector employers. Her ability to quickly evaluate complex situations and commitment to “getting it right” make Erika a sought after investigator.

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Jeanine DeBacker

Jeanine uses her courtroom experience to help employers prevent lawsuits through well-crafted policies, staff training and informal dispute resolution. Jeanine counsels businesses on human resources and employment issues.

Jeanine assists with all aspects of the employment lifecycle, from hiring to compensation to management to separation, including creating and implementing workplace policies and procedures and counseling on employee performance management, including corrective actions and terminations.

Jeanine regularly provides training for managers and staff on harassment prevention, fostering respectful workplaces, and managing within the law, among other topics.

In addition, Jeanine is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and is regularly retained to conduct workplace investigations.

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Anthony Isola

Anthony provides advice and counsel on a variety of employment law needs, including employee relations, discipline/discharge matters, employee leave laws, handbook preparation, personnel policies, employment contracts and applications, day-to-day strategic advice, and risk management. During the pandemic, Anthony has regularly provided guidance to clients related to workplace safety and compliance with laws pertaining to COVID-19.

Additionally, Anthony counsels clients concerning trade secret protection and compliance with privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act. When providing advice to clients and crafting legal strategies on these subjects, Anthony draws on his prior professional experience as a software engineer.
As a litigator, Anthony represents large and small employers in all types of employment-related actions. These actions include disputes involving trade secret theft, breach of contract, violations of wage and hour laws, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, defamation, and other related matters. Anthony represents employers in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and before the DLSE, EDD, and other administrative bodies.

Anthony frequently presents and authors articles on topics related to prevention of workplace harassment, employee leave laws, trade secrets, workplace safety related to COVID-19, and data privacy.
Anthony has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2017 - 2020 – an honor awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California.

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Jason Gabhart

Jason Gabhart joined SHRM in March 2014 as the California State Government Relations Advisor. Working closely with the California State Council of SHRM, Jason advocates for SHRM’s interests in the California State Legislature, the Governor’s office, and various state agencies and departments.

Prior to joining SHRM, Jason served as external relations manager at the California Optometric Association (COA), where he assisted optometrists with third party payer issues and with matters they confronted as small business owners. Jason’s previous career experience includes advocacy positions with the Association of California Life & Health Insurance Companies (ACLHIC) and Griffin & Associates, where he was a legislative and regulatory advocate with both entities. Jason began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Rich, Fuidge, Morris & Iverson.

Jason received a Juris Doctorate degree from UC Davis Law School, and a bachelor’s in arts degree in political science from UC Berkeley. He resides in Granite Bay, California with his wife and three children.

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