Tue, Feb 04, 2020, 02:00 PM – Tue, Feb 04, 2020, 03:00 PM


$45.00 ASHHRA Member; $85.00 ASHHRA Non-member



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With a new Governor in California, 2019 brought many new developments and changes in to California’s employment laws, making it even more difficult to do business in the Golden State. Both the courts and California legislature have been very active. Historically, many California developments turn into trends that often get adopted in other states. This webinar will address the key 2019 changes including: (a) new rules governing the ability to hire independent contractors, (b) important changes regarding the utilization of mandatory arbitration agreements in the California workplace, (c) new restrictions on post-litigation settlement agreements involving California employees, (d) new requirements that must be put in place to accommodate employees that are breastfeeding, and many other developments.


  1. Learn about legislative trends that could affect your organization.
  2. Understand new labor developments to maintain compliance for 2020.
  3. Identify restrictions concerning external staffing and/or vendor agencies.


ASHHRA Webinar Speaker Mark S Spring 150

Mark Spring, J.D.
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Mark Spring’s practice is focused on representation of management in union-management relations and handling litigation triggered by all types of employment related disputes. Spring has a successful record of dealings with union locals from the Teamsters, UFCW, IBEW, Laborers, SEIU and Stationary Engineers. He negotiates union contracts, handles ULP charges, resolves grievances, represents clients at grievance arbitrations, and manages secondary picketing issues and other strike related litigation and matters. Spring assists non-union employers with union avoidance efforts, and counsels employers during union campaigns. Spring’s reputation for litigation excellence is built upon an impressive record as lead trial counsel in high-stakes employment litigation in both federal and state court. In addition to his courtroom and trial work, he regularly represents California employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and employee safety issues in administrative matters and hearings before the NLRB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, Cal-OSHA, CUIAB and other state and federal agencies.

ASHHRA Webinar Speaker Dawm M Irizarry 150

Dawn Irizarry, J.D., Partner
Partner, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Dawn Irizarry has substantial experience representing employers in the health care field, including hospitals, medical technology companies, physician specialty groups, and urgent care centers. Dawn's legal practice focuses on counseling, advising and defending California businesses in employment-related matters -- with a specialty in representing those in the hospital/healthcare industry. Given her many years of experience with employers in the health care setting, she maintains a deep knowledge of the unique challenges that hospitals and other health care organizations face when balancing the obligation to provide a safe environment for its patients, while remaining compliant with the many state and federal employment laws governing its workforce.