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December Meeting - Holiday Networking & Fun

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:30a - 1:00p

Festive holiday buffet, including:

Thickly Sliced Turkey Breast

Petite Salmon Filet

Tossed Green Salad

Pasta Salad

Green Beans w Tomatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

Pumpkin Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

 

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

 

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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January Meeting - What's New for 2019

PRESENTER: Paul Wilcox

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
11:30a - 1:30p

Paul will give us an update on “what’s new for 2019” in the always-dynamic world of California employment law, including newly enacted legislation, the latest case law developments and a preview of what the California Legislature has on its agenda for the 2019 session.

Since 1992, Paul's practice has been limited to representation of employers and managers in employment law matters.  California presents the most challenging legal environment for employers.  Paul believes that his clients are best served by the “preventative medicine” approach to employment law, which is advising management regarding day-to-day personnel issues with the goal of avoiding claims and liability.  The other half of Paul's practice is representation of clients in litigation when preventative medicine has not been successful.  Paul is familiar with all legal aspects of the employee-employer relationship, including investigation and defense of harassment claims, wage and hour compliance, litigation and class actions, leaves of absence and accommodation obligations to the disabled employee.

Paul's ultimate goal is to prevent his clients from getting sued in the first place, thereby enabling them to spend precious time and resources on creating value for the organization.  When litigation does occur, Paul helps employers balance the economic realities of the litigation, the potential for liability, and the intangible issues of principle and precedent that cannot be easily put into economic terms. Paul views his role as identifying options and consequences, but allowing his client to make the final decision Paul represents clients before state and federal court, the California Labor Commissioner, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (132a and S&W claims only), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In his professional capacity, Paul is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues for a variety of professional associations, including the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association, the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast and the local chapters of the EDD’s Employer Advisory Council (EAC).  Paul also offers private training to his clients’ management employees on issues such as, for example, effective documentation of performance issues, sexual harassment, and nuts-and-bolts wage and hour compliance.  Paul will develop a specialized training agenda to suit the needs of individual clients, and then will deliver the information in a way designed to maintain the interest that promotes learning.

Regular – Chicken Parmesan with whipped potatoes and green salad

Vegetarian – Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Green Salad

Dessert – Black Forest Cake

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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February Meeting - Important Things to Know About Work Comp Injuries and Litigation (from the Employer Perspective)

PRESENTER: Brent Levine

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:30a - 1:00p

This presentation will run down current issues in work comp law and provide guidance to employers on what is needed from them by insurance companies to assist in defending work comp claims and on  how to avoid them.

Brent Levine is a shareholder in the Central Coast office of Tobin Lucks, a law firm dedicated to the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims and related issues. Since 2004, he has defended insurance companies, self – insured employers and public entities in actions before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Levine regularly handles cases involving injured workers’ claims in the fields of hospitality, healthcare, transportation, farming, construction and safety (police and fire). In addition, he speaks with employers and insurance companies about how to reduce liability and risks and how to identify and work with entities to prosecute fraudulent claims.  Mr. Levine regularly tries case in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and elsewhere on assignment.

Mr. Levine is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the California Western School of Law (where he was a scholarship recipient). In addition to being a member of the State Bar and the workers’ compensation section he is Certified Specialist by the State Bar in Workers’ Compensation law. 

Regular – Chicken Florentine with rice pilaf and green salad

Vegetarian – Vegetarian Lasagna with green salad

Dessert – Dutch Apple Pie

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Register: Click Here

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