Leading local attorneys Kathy Eppright of Andre, Morris and Buttery and Dave Juhnke of McCormick Barstow LLP came together on December 3, 2019, to educate SLO’s business community about upcoming labor law changes at the Chamber’s annual Employment Law Update event. The informative session helped audience members to navigate the complex and often confusing new laws that will affect everyone from independent contractors to businesses with hundreds of employees.

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With these new laws going into effect on January 1, our event video recaps will help you to decipher legislation that deals with everything from new wage and hour laws to discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Find photos from the event here, and check out the PowerPoint slide deck from the event here.

Thank you to our 2019 Legislative Event lead sponsors: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)Glenn Burdette – Certified Public AccountantsMechanics BankMorris & Garritano Insurance, and Pacific Western Bank. Also, thank you to our supporting sponsors: BHE Renewables and RRM Design Group.

Kathy Eppright discusses the new AB5 law that will affect independent contractors:


Dave Juhnke dives into the many updates regarding discrimination and harassment in 2020:


Dave Juhnke gives a 2019 legislative recap:


Kathy Eppright informs audience members on the leaves of absence laws changing in the new year:


Kathy Eppright reviews new wage and hour laws:


Dave Juhnke recaps differences in regards to unions and other employment policies:


Dave Juhnke shares the important changes employers need to follow regarding documentation:


Dave Juhnke discusses arbitration agreements and the new laws that have been put in place to make the process more clear: