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California Employment & Discrimination Law Update

PDF National Employment Law Institute (NELI)
San Francisco, CA
July 16, 2014

Spencer Hamer gave a California Employment & Discrimination Law Update at the 2014 National Employment Law Institute (NELI). Spencer’s program was part of a comprehensive one day advanced-level program addressing California-specific developments affecting employment policies and practices of business and government.

The agenda was comprised of topics addressing substantive updates in the areas of:

  • California Wage and Hour California Family Rights Act (CFRA) - An overview of who is covered, who is eligible and qualifying circumstances....followed by an in-depth review of managing the leave process, appropriate and effective contact with employee's health care provider, best practices for assessing "fitness for duty" to return to work, reinstatement and management of performance, and recent and pending CFRA legislation;

  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act Disability Requirements - Recent updates and court decisions covering State law definitions of "qualified," "disability," and "reasonable accommodation," practical considerations when facing possible ADA and FEHA issues, updates and challenges related to the obligation to engage in the interactive process, and the interplay between the ADA, FEHA, Workers' Compensation, PDL and FMLA/CFRA;

  • Other Developments in California Employment Law - Update on the most recent bills, regulations and key judicial decisions on social media, religious dress and grooming, whistleblowers, personnel file rights, "motivating factor" analysis, the definition of "supervisor" under anti-discrimination law, and other hot topics.


This program provided between 7.0 and 8.5 CLE hours, depending upon the jurisdiction.

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Employment Discrimination Law Update Webpage