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Four-Year Forecast for the California Workplace

February 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Please join Fisher Phillips on Tuesday, February 28 as attorney Jason Brown provides a briefing on the state of California’s workplace laws in 2017 and predictions of how the laws will change over the next four years.

The Secretary of Labor, for example, is changing from an employee-friendly civil rights lawyer to the head of a fast-food empire. Eight years of seeing an active NLRB, EEOC and other federal enforcement agencies will likely give way to less federal engagement over the next four. The Supreme Court will likely take on a conservative majority, affecting labor and employment laws at the highest level impacting developing issues such as overtime, minimum wage, arbitration agreements, union power, and even the protection of civil liberties in the workplace. Concurrently, California has never been more progressive. In response to immediate federal changes at the national level, California’s Governor Jerry Brown declared, “California is not turning back. Not now, not ever.” How will new marijuana laws, ban the box initiatives, LGBTQ protections, family leaves, and equal pay laws in California affect a workplace where state and federal law and policy seem poised to pull in opposite directions?

This important breakfast briefing will attempt to lift the veil of uncertainty and discuss the impact of these changes to the California Workplace for the next four years.


  • 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am: Seminar

There is no cost to attend this briefing. Space is limited – attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please RSVP here no later than February 23, 2017.

For questions, contact Jennifer Barry-Smith at jbarry-smith@fisherphillips.com or 415.490.9017.

*This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review.


Embarcadero Conference Center
Four Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA United States
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