Richard Simmons returns for our Annual Legislative Update
November 17, 2016
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Presentation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
There have been significant changes in Federal and state wage and hour requirements in the past year. Richard Simmons will guide us through the labyrinth of regulations and standards to provide a clearer understanding of what employers are expected to do in an entertaining and thought provoking manner. Richard Simmons will share his expertise about how employers can conduct internal audits and the firm provides clients with day-to-day advice regarding wage and hour compliance.
This presentation will build upon:
- California minimum wage legislation and major developments and distinctions with federal law
- Living wage ordinances and major distinctions from State law
- Federal exemption standard changes effective December 1, 2016
- Overtime computations
- Commissions, bonuses and deductions
- “Hours worked” issues including rest periods and travel time
- Holidays, vacation, sick leave and other benefit matters
Richard J. Simmons is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles. He specializes in various labor relations matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and contract arbitrations. Mr. Simmons received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal. Mr. Simmons has lectured nationally on wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor relations matters. He is a member of the National Advisory Board to the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by the
Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Simmons was also appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of the 1987, 1984 and 1982 Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California. Mr. Simmons is a member of the California State Bar, and has also been a member of the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the California Society for Health Care Attorneys, the American Society for Health Care Attorneys, and the labor law and tax sections of the American and Los Angeles Bar Associations. He has also been a lecturer at graduate labor law courses presented by the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, and has appeared as an authority on labor law on the CBS Evening News, NBC News, as well as radio and television talk shows.
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Also, we need the shirt off your back … and your suit and shoes, too!
is sponsoring a Men’s and Women’s Accessory and Clothing Drive at our November 17th meeting. Anyone bringing at least one article of clothing for our clothing drive with Working Wardrobes will be entered into a drawing for one of Richard’s very informative and popular books!
Did you know that Working Wardrobes helps 5,000 people annually get back to work with self-esteem and dignity?
OCCABA is an association founded to provide professional development. We are very excited to announce this opportunity to again partner with an organization that also helps in this area at it’s most fundamental level. You can help make a difference by donating your gently used professional clothing and accessories at our meeting on November 17th.
We are pleased that this drive coincides with our Legislative Update given by Richard J. Simmons. Anyone bringing at least one article of clothing will be entered into a drawing for one of Richard’s very informative and popular books!
- All sizes of men’s and women’s clothing. Plus sizes are especially needed.
- Must be clean and on a hanger.
- Clothes should be in good condition: no tears, holes, broken zippers, etc.
- ACCESSORIES: Handbags, jewelry, shoes, scarves, belts. Men’s belts and shoes especially.
- Tax receipts will be available.
Your generous donation will go toward helping men and women in crises get back to work.
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Note: (i) Once you have registered for this event, we will not be able to refund your payment should you be unable to attend.
(ii) Those who do not register and have pre-paid 24 hours in advance will be charged an additional $5 at the door.