Each month, the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast (HRCC) holds professional development meetings to discuss labor relations, legislation, cutting edge strategic planning options, and employer resources critical to the success of doing business on the Central Coast.

The Human Resources Association of the Central Coast’s (HRCC) September Professional Development Meeting will host speaker Kathy Eppright. She will present on “The Uber Effect” Tuesday, September 8 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Madonna Inn.

The Uber Case—the recent DLSE ruling and the class action currently pending in California District Court.

Kathy Eppright is the Chairman of the firm Andre, Morris and Buttery’s Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation, Business and Real Estate Transactions, Hospitality and Wine & Agribusiness Practice Groups. Kathy’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling in addition to real property and business litigation. This combination of experience has given Kathy a unique perspective on dispute resolution. In the field of employment law in particular, Kathy frequently provides pre-litigation counseling to assist clients in preventing future personnel claims and disputes.

Kathy graduated from Fordham University in 1989 with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1992, Kathy received her law degree from Fordham’s School of Law and joined the firm that same year. Kathy has handled cases ranging from employment discrimination and sexual harassment, to real property and business disputes. In addition to actions brought in state court, Kathy has successfully defended claims of discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the EEOC, the California Labor Commissioner and the U. S. Department of Labor.

In 2001, Kathy served as President of the San Luis Obispo Bar Association after several years of service as a Board Member. Kathy also served as a member of the Board of the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum. Kathy has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services for various community organizations, including the California Rural Legal Assistance program, the San Luis Obispo Women’s TRO Clinic, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Kathy has also served as a volunteer judge pro tem for the San Luis Obispo Superior Court. She is currently a member of the San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association.

In 2003, Kathy was appointed by the State Bar of California Board of Governors to the California Commission on Access to Justice, joining other lawyers, as well as judges and a variety of community leaders, on this 23-member commission. Kathy will serve a 2-year term.

In addition to litigation services, Kathy is available as an investigator of complaints of sexual harassment, gender, race, disability or other forms of discrimination. Kathy also provides training and speaks to employers and professional human resource associations on current employment law subjects.