'First Thursday' - Labor Law Seminar Series

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Name: 'First Thursday' - Labor Law Seminar Series
Date: August 3, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex (Harassment), But Were Afraid to Ask"

Workplace harassment claims are among the most dangerous facing California employers.

 
Once an employer becomes aware of a complaint (based on the knowledge of any supervisor), the law requires a prompt, thorough and objective investigation.  Once the investigation is completed, employers are required by law to decisively remedy any unlawful harassment found to have existed.
 
As a result, the employer’s scrupulous adherence to the detailed requirements applicable to such investigations will have a profound effect on the employer’s ability to avoid or, if necessary, successfully defend a harassment-based lawsuit.
 
Despite this, many employers are unaware of what constitutes a legally-compliant investigation, starting with the distribution of a mandatory, legally-compliant workplace harassment policy, before a complaint is even registered. This requirement applies to all employers of one or more employees.
 
Since one of the requirements applicable to workplace investigations is that the employer’s harassment policy is strictly complied with, it is imperative that the policy itself be carefully scrutinized for legal compliance.  

This ongoing seminar series is being conducted by veteran Petaluma labor & employment attorney, Jay Putnam. Putnam, has advised employers exclusively, in labor matters for over 36 years. He hopes to provide local business owners and managers with a solid, working understanding of California labor law, as a means of helping them avoid the often crippling cost and disruption caused by lawsuits resulting from a misunderstanding of applicable legal requirements.

Members are encouraged to bring their questions.  Putnam says he intends to conduct the seminars as "informal, working sessions, where people can bring their lunch and their questions and leave each month with important information that will immediately improve their business operations.



 To register, please email the Chamber at pacc@petalumachamber.com, or call 707.762.2785
 
Location:
6 Petaluma Blvd N, Ste A2
Petaluma, CA 94952
Date/Time Information:
First Thursday of each month - 11:30am - 1:00pm.  Feel free to bring your lunch!
Contact Information:
To register, call the chamber at 707.762.2785
Fees/Admission:
FREE to PACC members.
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